It’s no secret I didn’t care much for X Men Origins: Wolverine, but I admit it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. First Class is shaping up to be interesting, with all of the people their picking up. Yesterday they picked up Rose Byrne and Jason Flemyng. Screen Crave says:
“Damages” star Rose Byrne is in talks to join the cast as MacTaggert, “a scientist and an authority on genetic mutation. She’ll be the love interest of James McAvoy, who plays mutant telepath Charles Xavier.” The last time we saw MacTaggert, she appeared in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand and was played by Olivia Williams.
We’ve also got another mutant joining the party in the form of Azazel. He’ll be played by Clash of the Titans star Jason Flemyng. In the comics, Azazel is a demon-looking teleporter who is revealed to be the father of Nightcrawler, who was originally played by Alan Cummings in X-Men 2: X-Men United.”