Following 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!