He may have dropped out of I'm With Cancer, but James McAvoy will be losing his hair regardless. McAvoy has officially been hired to play the young Professor X in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class prequel.

The movie will tell the story of the formation and epic dissolution of the epic bromance between Charles Xavier and Erik "Magneto" Lernsherr, which leads to the ongoing fight between the X-Men and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Seems like a solid casting choice but why didn't we have to endure a casting shortlist? Isn't that mandatory on all Marvel characters nowadays? I won't feel complete as a person until I know that Peter Sarsgaard was forced to camera test in Beast make-up. (THR)