The cast of director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class is filled with established actors, Oscar nominees, and up-and-coming stars, but only Edi Gathegi has experience being involved a franchise filled with obsessive fans, having appeared as the vampire Laurent in the first two Twilight movies.
Gathegi plays Darwin in First Class, a relatively new character, even in the comic books — Darwin first appeared in the February 2006 issue of X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2. Darwin's power is reactive adaptation, which means that "whatever environment he's in, in order to survive he will mutate," Gathegi explained in an interview with IGN. Gathegi added that Darwin is also "the coolest one."
who's more forgiving, Twilight or X-Men fans? >> Posted 05.25.11 by Ryan
If he gets thrown in water, all of a sudden he might have gills. The lights go out, he'll have 20-20 vision in the pitch black. What I like about my character's powers is that a lot of the X-Men have very cool powers, but with this one you actually see it happening and you see why it's happening. In the right circumstances you see the thought behind the character and the need to create that evolution. There's a logic to it. And the possibilities are endless with good writing.
In what seems like an endless barrage of promotional footage, Twentieth Century Fox has released yet another preview clip from the upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class, as well as two more TV spots.
Earlier in the week, another TV spot debuted along with a Beast-centric (Nicholas Hoult) preview clip showed the character's first meeting with Professor X (James McAvoy), Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and, last week, a French trailer and TV spot premiered just days after the debut of the movie's first preview clip and three TV spots. And that's just in the past week.
The latest preview clip continues with the bond between Beast and Mystique, as the two discuss how alienated their mutant abilities have made them feel. watch the videos >> Posted 05.20.11 by Ryan
Comic book fans have had four opportunities to ask questions of the cast and crew of director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class adaptation via the "X-Perts" feature on the movie's official Facebook page. Producer Bryan Singer revealed the one mutant he didn't get to include in the movie and discussed some of his creative decisions about the movie's story. Nicholas Hoult, who plays Henry "Hank" McCoy, aka Beast, discussed playing the character in various stages of transformation, while Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt discussed the government's role in the movie and the lack of Scottish accents.
The latest cast members to answer questions are Caleb Landry Jones, who plays Sean Cassidy, aka Banshee, and Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz, aka Darwin. Both characters have been shown only in flashes in the movie's first trailer and the subsequent Russian trailer, so it's not a surprise that Jones' answers are brief. What do Jones and Gathegi say about X-Men: First Class? >> Posted 04.07.11 by Ryan
Finally, the first trailer for X-Men: First Class has arrived. Those expecting an action-packed trailer may be a touch disappointed, as the trailer is more interested in introducing the story of the upcoming prequel which follows younger versions of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor X (James McAvoy) during the 1960s.
There's plenty of eyecandy, however, as the trailer will send the fanboy community drooling for more as it reveals the other mutants in the movie, including January Jones as Emma Frost (in the interrogation room depicted in the recently released photo and later in diamond form), Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore (and her wings), Nicholas Hoult as Beast (with and without fur), Lucas Till as Havok (blasting away), Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique (changing to her natural blue form), Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Jason Flemying as Azazel, as well as non-mutants Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, and a blink-and-miss shot of Oliver Platt as the Man in Black. watch the mutant-filled trailer >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan
X-Men: First Class is coming to theaters this June, but is still shooting. AccessHollywood spoke to First Class actor Edi Gathegi, who plays the mutant Darwin in the movie and the Twilight actor revealed that the movie is in reshoots. Will First Class Please fans? >> Posted 01.18.11 by Ryan
Many attendees of the recent San Diego Comic-Con were disappointed that Fox's prequel to the X-Men franchise, X-Men: First Class, didn't have a presence at the convention, but that's because director Matthew Vaughn is still assembling his cast in anticipation of the August start of production. Twilight fans will be happy to know that, even though Taylor Lautner won't be joining the cast, at least one member of the Twilight family will be suiting up as an X-Man. According to Deadline, Edi Gathegi, who played the vampire Laurent in the Twilight Saga movies, has signed on to play the mutant Darwin in X-Men: First Class. Who, or what, is Darwin? >> Posted 07.28.10 by BrentJS
The first TV spot for The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released on Fandango yesterday, and is aptly titled "Event."
The 32-second clip shows new footage of the wolves, as well as a new face-off between Edward, Jacob, and Bella that wasn't included in the book. As always, the script has been tweaked to include more action, and we think it looks better for it. As Bella screams, "No please, Jake, don't!", we bet every Twilighter watching the clip fell into rapt love-triangle-drama induced silence.
Robert Pattinson (Edward), Kristen Stewart (Bella), and Taylor Lautner (Jacob) look more comfortable in their roles, while Edi Gathegi (Laurent) and Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria) look super cool running through the woods at break-neck speed.
What do you think of this latest offering from New Moon? Are you now counting down the days until November 20th? Let us know in the comments. Posted 10.22.09 by reelz
The Twilight Saga's resident bad vamp, Edi Gathegi, recently spoke to MTV, about costume problems in last year's Twilight and what's in store for his character Laurent.
Of New Moon director Chris Weitz, he said:
God bless Chris Weitz. In Twilight we didn't have shoes, because in the book they don't have shoes — you know, nomadic vampires don't have shoes. And I was cold, I was frozen to death! But Chris was like, "Well, wear shoes."
He also spoke about how thankful he is for his time working on the franchise, which has now made him a household name among Twilighters. At least he'll always be immortalized on the Twilight movie posters. Maybe one day he'll even get his very own Laurent action figure — we bet he can't wait. Posted 09.01.09 by reelz
When The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast suited up for Vampire Baseball on the Fourth of July, we were there with our cameras. Along with catching the on-field action, we had the chance to talk with some of the movie's cast. You can see both in the clip below. And be sure to tune in Monday, July 13, at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT for our look at the Twilight phenomenon. Posted 07.10.09 by reelz
Last night, the first New Moon teaser trailer aired at the MTV Movie Awards. The reaction on the Twilight fansites has been as expected: giddy with a side of swooning, and an "OME" or two thrown in for good measure.
Instant hits with the fans include a shirtless Taylor Lautner, Edward's whole dialogue, and the human-to-wolf transformation. So far, they're not so keen on the lack of emotion shown in the breakup, and are already voicing their negative opinions of the changes to Laurent's meadow scene.
After multiple viewings of the trailer, we've gathered our thoughts and have come to the come to the conclusion that it's ... bloody brilliant. Find out why in Fan Reaction to The Twilight Saga: New Moon Trailer. And be sure to weigh in with your observations and thoughts by dropping us a comment below. Posted 06.01.09 by reelz