Marvel Briefs: Oliver Platt in X-Men, Avengers Shooting in 3D
We've said before that with the amount of 3D movies, announcements will soon only be made when a given blockbuster won't be in 3D. However, now the new trend is to make sure audiences knows that a movie was actually shot in 3D as opposed to being converted in post-production. For upcoming projects from Marvel, we already know that Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger will be converted into 3D, but now we have word from Showbiz 411 that The Avengers will actually be shot in 3D. Cool, I guess. On the slightly more exciting side of things, X-Men: First Class has just added Oliver Platt to its growing cast. Read on!
Deadline has the scoop on Platt joining Matthew Vaughn's ensemble comic book adaptation as a character known only as "The Man in Black." Apparently this odd character is neither a mutant nor a reincarnation of the mysterious character from "Lost." Okay, so who is he? Tons of casting news keeps coming out of the woodwork for X-Men: First Class. Just last night we heard the lovely Rose Byrne would play Professor X's love interest Moira McTaggart; over the weekend it was also reported that Jason Flemyng would be playing Azazel, a mutant who is father to Nightcrawler (of X-Men 2). There's probably a little bit more casting down the road, too. After all, we still don't have anyone lined up for Cyclops yet. Stay tuned for the latest updates!