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James McAvoy will be Professor X in 'X-Men: First Class'

Tbd-jamesmcavoy060310 Anyone who saw Wanted knows James McAvoy can kick a little ass when called upon. But can he do so using only his mind? We’ll find out, as McAvoy has signed on to play a young Professor X (a.k.a. Patrick Stewart) in the upcoming X-Men: First Class.

The film follows a young Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Eric Lehnsherr (Magneto) and documents how they become archenemies. No word yet on who will play Magneto (the role made famous by Ian McKellen). We say it should be Dax Shepard — come on guys, who’s with us?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:45am]


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