X-Men: First Class gets a Man In Black

Casts Oliver Platt in the mysterious new role

Oliver Platt

X-Men: First Class is set to shoot in just three weeks, which explains why the casting announcements are hitting us like a meteor storm in Smallville.

Yesterday, news came that Rose Byrne will play Professor X’s love interest, and Jason Flemyng had joined the film as Nightcrawler’s dad.

Today we hear that Oliver Platt has signed up as The Man In Black, a mysterious but non-super-powered being. And that’s about all we know about the part (hope and pray they play this out better than the crappy Man In Black featured in Halloween 4-6).

Seems things are being kept pretty tightly under wraps over at the X building, but expect things to hot up as that shooting date creeps ever-closer.

X-Men: First Class opens on 3 June, 2011.

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    • MagneticEye84

      Aug 23rd 2010, 0:42

      Why anybody would pay to see a COUNTERFEIT representation of a comic book is beyond me. This is just a whizz bang FX driven B Grade movie with some fairly unknown X-Men characters designed to appeal to the Twilight / High School Musical generation. Nothing more and nothing less. What a joke.

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