Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Walker

05
Jul
10

Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

Ben Walker, who was formerly set to play Beast/Hank McCoy until Fox went back on his offer, has signed up for another stint on Broadway and will no longer be available for X-Men: First Class. In a bigger tragedy, sources say that Fox did NOT let Ben go due to what fans wanted with age, but due to THE POPULARITY OF TWILIGHT. They’ve supposedly even gone as far as to check Taylor Lautner’s availability and want the X-Men to basically be the X-Boys. And with that, I quit this b*tch. TRAGEDY.

In another rumor, an obscure mutant named Willow from X-Nation 2009 is rumored to be in X-Men: First Class. But who cares anymore, am I right?

02
Jul
10

Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

Latest reports are saying that Fox has fired Benjamin Walker, who was set to play Beast, because he’s “too old” being that their Xavier and Magneto are only 31 and 33. No sh*t, Fox. That’s why your young Xavier and Magneto should’ve been more like 40, you morons. If you want to guess that Xavier and Magneto are around 55 in the comics while the X-Men seem to be around 30 (this is a loose guess, but you know, give or take), then if you rewind 15 years your Xavier and Magneto will still be a good 20-25 years older than these teenagers. Sigh. And if you’re going with the movie consistency then Charles and Eric are 70 while the X-men are around 35! An even bigger gap – Would it kill these people to pick up a comic book? Or even re-watch their own movies? (1 and 2 of course, not that Last Stand crap). I digress, rumors are also stating that the rest of the people they’ve screen tested are not living up to Benjamin’s potential, so who knows if they’ll just end up re-hiring him. More to come.

-R1

18
Jun
10

Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

UPDATE – Benjamin Walker has been confirmed for the part of Beast in First Class. Also, Michael Fassbender has been offered the role of young Magneto. No word on whether or not he has accepted yet.

-R1

17
Jun
10

Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

Of course, more rumors. Model/Actress? Jasmine Dustin had on her twitter account that she was going to audition for Mystique… I don’t know this chick but I know she’s more model than actress, so no thank you. That only works one in a million times (aka Rebecca Romijn). Not feeling this one…

The second rumor is that broadway star Benjamin Walker has been offered a role in X-men: First Class. No word on what the role is, but rumblings point to either a young Henry McCoy/Beast or Sean Cassidy/Banshee. He looks much more like Hank to me! Thoughts?

-R1