Jason Flemyng cast in X-Men: First Class

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Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington star in this fantastical action adventure, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, about the mortal son of Zeus and the perilous journey he takes in an effort to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens. 

August 16th, 2010

Jason Flemyng has joined the cast of 'X-Men: First Class'.

The 'Clash of the Titans' actor will play Azazel, a teleporting creature who tries to impregnate human women, in the Matthew Vaughn-directed action adventure.

He told Empire: "Matthew showed me my costume just the other day. Now I swore I'd never be in heavy make-up again, but this role is going to involve it.

"But at least they said, 'Don't worry, we'll add the tail in post-production.' "

He also confirmed his character would be red in colour.

Jason joins an all star cast for the movie, including James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alice Eve, Michael Fassbender and Kevin Bacon.

Meanwhile, Rose Byrne is in final negotiations to play Moira MacTaggert in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 'Damages' star would take the role of the Scottish scientist and genetic mutation expert over Rosamund Pike, who had been rumoured to be playing the character.

The movie begins shooting soon, ahead of a June 2011 release.