By on 16 August, 2010

Filming on the ‘X-Men: First Class‘ is set to start at the end of this month, and Matthew Vaughn is still casting for a key role – Charles Xavier’s love interest Dr. Moira MacTaggert. But never fear, because it looks like ‘Damages‘ actress Rose Byrne is in talks for the part – according to The Hollywood Reporter.

MacTaggert is a scientist who specialises in genetic mutation, and she turned as Professor X‘s housekeeper. However it wasn’t long before her true significance to Professor X, the X-Men and mutantkind would be revealed. A year after the character was introduced, it was apparent in flashbacks that MacTaggert was actually Professor Xavier‘s ex-girlfriend, and apparently this is the story that Byrne will be tackling in Vaughn‘s prequel. 

So, that means the cast (so far) looks like this:

James McAvoyCharles Xavier a.k.a Professor X
Rose Byrne – Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Mike Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a Magneto
Nicholas Hoult – Hank McCoy a.k.a. Beast
Jennifer Lawrence – Mystique
Caleb Landry Jones – Sean Cassidy a.k.a. Banshee
Lucas Till – Alex Summers a.k.a Havoc
Edi Gathegi – Darwin
Alice Eve – Emma Frost a.k.a. The White Queen
Kevin Bacon – rumored to be Sebastian Shaw
Jason Flemyng – Azazel

So who’s playing Cyclops? Still no news there.

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