Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Kenyan born Edi Gathegi, who played an evil vampire Laurent in Twilight, has been cast in X-Men: First Class in the role of Darwin, a mutant with 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.
Edi is joining a cast comprised of James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee and Lucas Till as Havoc. Kevin Bacon is playing the villain.
X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3rd, 2011.
The character is actually a recent creation, first appearing in the X-Men: Deadly Genesis comic book mini-series just four years ago.