Coming out of the BFI's Movie-Con III this week is news that Jason Flemyng will be signing on to the film. Flemyng, who previously appeared in Clash of the Titans as Calibos, will play Azazel in this relaunch of the X-Men series. Nurdz will know that Azazel is a teleporter and the father of Nightcrawler. He will also reportedly have a tail in the film, done completely in post. Because real tails are hard to pull off?
Next up, it's looking like Damages star Rose Byrne may be on deck to play Dr. Moira MacTaggert. The character will play the love interest to James McAvoy's Charles Xavier. It appears that previous rumors of Rosamund Pike in the role weren't correct.
Lastly, and the one I'm perhaps most excited about, Deadline says that Oliver Platt has signed onto the cast as well. The Plattapuss will be playing a non-mutant character known as "The Man in Black." No relation to LOST's same-named character, I'm sure.
One thing is for absolute certain about this movie: There are a lot of effing people in it.