Aaron Johnson is not Cyclops in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
August 5th, 2010

Damn you Movieweb, way to kill all of my hopes for the upcoming film, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.

While that’s not wholly true, the outlet is indeed reporting that Aaron Johnson will not be starring in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film, as the lead member of the X-Men, Cyclops. Find out why, after the jump.

The actor was once rumored to be in the role since Vaughn jumped on to helm the project, but has since been rumored to be out of it, and then back in, in what was the film’s first real bit of casting news. Well, now thanks to producer Tarquin Pack, we know that “Aaron’s kind of busy,” and will not be joining the cast.

All in all, while this does hurt the film, with the likes of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as part of the film’s cast, you really can’t go wrong. Or at least I’m hoping. I dig Vaughn as a filmmaker, and while I’m not a huge fan of KICK-ASS, he is an inspired choice to take up the reins of the X-MEN franchise. Here’s to hoping this will bring some much needed life to this slowly dying film franchise.

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  • http://twitter.com/movingreviews Josh Frink

    Even though he doesn't seem like a Cyclops first choice, he has proven his acting skills and would have been great.

    Side note: You didn't like KICK-ASS? I didn't know that was possible.

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com KateErbland

    This is a truly hilarious picture.

  • http://fleshlight.microbloghost.com/ Joanna Eliszewski

    Also agree with #1. Every single time First Blood is on TV I watch it (which has been happening a lot on AMC). Just a damn good movie. Really original protagonist and some really good antagonists too.

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