The cast for director Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class has been taking form; James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, and Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee.
Recently the production is in negotiation with Kevin Bacon for an antagonist role in the film. At this time it’s unknown what exact character he’ll be portraying.
I gotta admit that I didn’t expect Kevin Bacon being involved in an X-Men film. Thinking about it, he could possibly make a good Mister Sinister. It’s a character that hasn’t been used yet in the prior films and has the potential to help carry the film.
Mister Sinister’s powers originally derive from genetic alterations by Apocalypse, but Apocalypse doesn’t have to be touched upon in the film. The fact that Mister Sinister is an ages old scientific genius, and uses genetics to procure more powers is enough to allude to. His obsession with Cyclops would also bring Cyclops to the forefront — something the trilogy failed to do.
It’s speculation on my part, but Kevin Bacon would depict a creepy Mister Sinister on screen. And let’s face it: the films need a more threatening antagonist. This would be an excellent fit.
I think they ought to give the X-Men projects a rest. The first three films and Origins had their noteable moments and aspects, whether fantastic (e.g. Nightcrawler in X2) or catastrophic (e.g. 90% of X-Men: The Last Stand). These films consistently cater to and in many ways disappoint Marvel fans, and they consistently strike average action-movie watchers as merely “pretty good.”
Like before, I’m interested in seeing this film, but I’ve learned after the third film to wait for reviews. Especially if they’re throwing Kevin Bacon into the mix. I really don’t want to hear Footloose in my head when I see Mr. Sinister dance with Cyclops.
Haha, I was thinking along the lines of Kevin Bacon in “Hollow Man” for Mr. Sinister.