X-Men: First Class producer Bryan Singer confirmed recent rumors that Taylor Lautner (“Twilight”) had been considered for the film:
“I wanted Taylor [Lautner] to do it, I really did,” Singer said in an exclusive interview. “He’s doing a movie in Pittsburgh called Abduction, and then he’s got the next Twilight movie. We talked about it a lot—he is a friend—and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn’t look like it’s possible to do it.”
Singer also confirmed that Kevin Bacon has been cast as a villain, although his deal hasn’t been finalized yet.
X-Men: First Class is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2011.