‘Twilight”s Ed Gathegi signs up for new ‘X-Men’ film

Actor is cast in 'X-Men: First Class'

Ed Gathegi, who has featured in the Twilight Saga ensemble, has been cast as the mutant Darwin in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class.

In the first two Twilight films, Gathegi played enemy vampire Laurent.

In X-Men: First Class he will play a mutant who has the ability of “reactive evolution”, which means he can adapt himself instantly to any environment, growing gills in the water and flame retardant skin when faced with fire, reports Deadline.com.

Fox is keeping final casting under wraps, but confirmed to star in the film already are James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Skins actor Nicholas Hoult as Beast and Kevin Bacon as an unnamed villain.

Rumoured casting includes Nowhere Boy actor Aaron Johnson as Cyclops.