Last week we heard that James McAvoy had landed the role of Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, and we can no doubt expect further casting over the upcoming weeks. The roles of Magneto, the X-Men (full line-up not yet known) and the villain (whoever that will be) will be the main ones to look out for.
Well The Examiner came across a casting call today which mentioned casting auditions are taking place in Los Angeles, and there will also be some casting taking place in London where X-Men: First Class will be filmed. They also mention that filming will begin in September.
If Fox and Vaughn are indeed aiming to begin filming in September that means they have just 10 months to shoot the thing and get it through post-production ready for its June 3rd release date. That is a very tight schedule, however if anyone can do it its Vaughn. This is the guy who left X-Men 3 because of the rushed production, so he must be confident he can get First Class completed on time. Vaughn filmed Stardust in less than 3 months so if they are efficient they can wrap up filming by December/January, leaving 5 months for post.
X-Men: The Last Stand began shooting in August 2005 and ended in January 2006 for a May release, so First Class will have a similar schedule. X2 also had around 6 months of post-production time and that turned out well.
If you want to be in X-Men: First Class click here for audition details!