They say that everything is better with bacon. Will that apply to X-Men movies too?
Veteran actor Kevin Bacon has joined the likes of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as part of the cast for X-Men: First Class. Bacon has been confirmed as a villain in the movie, and while exactly who is being kept under wraps, there are rumors that he will play the twisted geneticist Mister Sinister.
Bacon's career has spanned more than 30 years, and he's appeared in movies like Tremors, Hollow Man and Frost/Nixon. He is also the focal point for the "Six Degree of Kevin Bacon" game, where players try to link other actors to him in six moves or less.
It's also been announced that actress Jennifer Lawrence has joined the cast, and will play the shape-changer Mystique. Lawrence recently starred in the movie Winter's Bone, which wowed critics when it was released last month.
The cast for the movie seems very strong, but it's starting to look a little crowded in there. First Class is supposedly about Xavier and Magneto and what caused them to take such different paths later in life, but as the cast swells the worry is that we'll end up with another X-Men: The Last Stand, with way too much is going on. Iron Man 2 managed to fit a lot in without seeming too busy though, so a stance of cautious optimism is probably the best one to adopt.