The cast of X-Men: First Class continues to grow! Variety reports that Kevin Bacon has signed on to star as the as-of-yet unspecified villain of the film. Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) has also joined the cast where she will play Mystique (a role that Rebecca Romijn played in the first three films of the franchise). The actors join the previously announced Michael Fassbender as “Magneto” and James McAvoy as “Professor X”.
Matthew Vaughn is directing the film which will chart the epic beginning of the “X-Men” saga and follow Xavier and Magneto, who turn from being close friends and allies, into bitter enemies.
X-Men: First Class is currently set to explode onto screens on June 3, 2011.