Deadline New York is reporting that “Twilight” star Edi Gathegi is joining the cast of the Matthew Vaugn-directed / Bryan Singer-produced X-Men: First Class. Gathegi will play the role of Darwin:
That character, the first bi-racial mutant (in the comic series), has the power of “reactive evolution,” which allows him to adapt to any situation or environment. Plunged underwater, he’ll grow gills, he’ll gain night vision in pitch black and his skin grows fire retardant when burned.
X-Men: First Class is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2011.