Variety confirms that Kevin Bacon has joined X-men: First Class. No character has been announced, as Fox is trying to keep the film’s secrets hidden from the sleuthy comic book fans. Fan sites have guessed a variety of baddies including Hellfire Club leader Sebastian Shaw and Mr Sinister. Some even speculate Bacon will play big blue villain Apocalypse. One thing is for sure, with the young, and up-and-coming cast, six degrees of Kevin Bacon has become a little easier.
In other X-men news, actress Jennifer Lawrence will play Mystique. The 19 year old Lawrence has been getting rave reviews for her portrayal of Ree Dolly in Winter’s Bone.