Will Aaron Johnson be joining X-Men: First Class?

Vaughn McAvoy Johnson ImageFollowing the announcement that James McAvoy would be playing Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class I did a bit of Googling and came across something that could be something…or it could be nothing.

The image above, taken by one of those paparazzi types, shows director Matthew Vaughn with James McAvoy and Aaron Johnson (who played Dave Lizewski in Vaughn’s Kick-Ass). This meeting took place last week, and given the recent casting news we can assume Vaughn and McAvoy were taking about X-Men: First Class. So what’s Johnson doing there?

Could it be that Johnson was at the meeting to talk about First Class also? Could the 19 year old actor be playing Cyclops, perhaps? I doubt he will be playing Magneto unless they are planning on having the X-Men appear as embryos.

We recently heard that First Class producer Bryan Singer has met with Johnson regarding him playing Jack in Jack the Giant Killer, however Singer was also using the casting meetings to find a potential Scott Summers. Given that Giant Killer‘s filming has been pushed back to February, could Johnson end up in both films?

X-Men: First Class casting news will no doubt pour in over the next few weeks, so if Johnson does join First Class remember it was speculated here first!

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  • guest

    Aaron may be cast in X-Men First Class.

    But as far as Aaron being there, if you look at the other photos you will notice that Aaron accompanies Matthew Vaughn into the hospital where Vaughn's wife had recently given birth to their baby. It also could have been a social visit.

  • guest

    Aaron may be cast in X-Men First Class.

    But as far as Aaron being there, if you look at the other photos you will notice that Aaron accompanies Matthew Vaughn into the hospital where Vaughn's wife had recently given birth to their baby. It also could have been a social visit.

  • Henry

    Lachlan Buchanan

  • Henry

    Lachlan Buchanan

  • CKent

    My guess is that he is playing as Cyclops. He has the right age, height and the looks to pull it off.

  • CKent

    My guess is that he is playing as Cyclops. He has the right age, height and the looks to pull it off.

  • tyler

    Congrats on IGN citing this article! It is Johnson not Johnston though haha

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Filmonic Liam

      Thanks! I've edited the post. No idea why I kept calling him Johnston :D

  • tyler

    Congrats on IGN citing this article! It is Johnson not Johnston though haha

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Filmonic Liam

      Thanks! I've edited the post. No idea why I kept calling him Johnston :D