Professor X Cast for X-Men: First Class

evolveteam June 1, 2010 1

“Wanted” actor James McAvoy has just been cast as Professor X for X-Men: First Class. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and confirms the film’s storyline via 20th Century Fox:

According to Fox, “First Class” will “chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

So what young actor will be tapped for Magneto? Any suggestions?