Deadline New York is reporting that Kevin Bacon is in talks to play the bad guy in the upcoming X-men prequel X-Men First Class. Now, which bad guy he’s going to be no one knows…and you certainly can’t get guess from the film’s list of X-Men. So far we have Emma Frost (Alice Eve), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), and Havok (Lucas Till). That certainly doesn’t point to any particular point in X-Men history that I can think of.
At this point, I’m surprised that they’re still calling this film a prequel instead of a reboot with all they people they’re adding into the X-men’s first class, especially since at this point no actors from any of the earlier films are going to be in it. They could’ve at least gotten away with creepy, youngified versions of Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen like they did in the earlier flicks.
And since we have to completely guess which X-villain Bacon could play, don’t you think he’d make a dandy Mesmero?