James McAvoy (Wanted) has been cast as young Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class. So what does this mean for Patrick Stewart? Very little is know about the movie. Is it a reboot or just an origins story? There was once talk of a Magneto origins… but now it seems as if they will be combining the two, which could be the reason for casting McAvoy (who is only 31).
The film is being directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and produced by former X-Men director Bryan Singer.
Release Date: June 2, 2011