Director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) will be directing the upcoming X-Men: First Class for 20th Century Fox and casting rumors, along with a few confirmed casting tidbits have made their way down the pipeline over the last couple of months. We know that James McAvoy (Wanted) will be playing the young Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) will play Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto but, all other casting news has virtually been rumors.
Now, an an AICN tipster says that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson has been cast as the young Scott Summers/Cyclops.
“I work in the [REDACTED] and we heard today that Matthew Vaughn found his young Cyclops and it shouldn’t be any surprise because he worked with him before. It’s Aaron Johnson. This is one hundred percent locked at this point. Thought you guys should know.”
Of course, this should be considered a rumor, until proven otherwise but with recent meetings held between Vaughn, McAvoy and Johnson, it’s definitely not out of the realm of possibility.
X-Men: First Class is slated to hit theaters on June 3rd, 2011.