Edi Gathegi, best known for his roles in The Twilight Saga and Gone Baby Gone, will be playing a mutant called Darwin in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class who has the power of “reactive evolution” which allows him to automatically adapt to any situation or environment.
In an interview with Access Hollywood the actor spoke about his involvement in the film and expects reshoots to take place soon. He also mentions that while he doesn’t want to raise expectations too much for X-Men fans, he thinks the movie returns to the quality of the original movies, namely X-Men and X2.
Gathegi starts taling about First Class around the 2 minute mark:
There is speculation that X-Men: First Class will have a Super Bowl TV spot on February 6th, but if not we should be getting a trailer soon.
X-Men: First Class will focus on Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they work together with other mutants to stop the Hellfire Club, an international social club for wealthy elites who seek to influence world events to their own agenda. Kevin Bacon will play the leader, Sebastian Shaw, along with January Jones as Emma Frost.