X-Men: First Class has added yet another new cast member. According to ComingSoon.net, actor Jason Flemyng has been cast as the villain, Azazel. In the Marvel universe, Azazel is Nightcrawler’s father and made his first appearance in “Uncanny X-Men #428 in a storyline called “The Draco” where we finally learned that Kurt Wagner a.k.a Nightcrawler was the son of the lead of an ancient race of mutants, from biblical times no less, who looked like demons and who could teleport by opening portals into other dimensions.”
X-Men: First Class, which is directed by Matthew Vaughn, also features the acting talents of James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Edi Gathegi, Kevin Bacon and Michael Fassbender. 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.