Edi Gathegi is seguing from vampire to mutant. The actor, who played Laurent in the 'Twilight' films, has signed on to 'X-Men: First Class' to play Darwin, a mutant who has the power of "reactive evolution," meaning he can adapt to any situation or environment by changing his body accordingly, according to a report at Deadline Hollywood. The X-Men prequel, directed by Matthew Vaughn, stars James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee and Lucas Till as Havoc. Kevin Bacon is playing the villain. Edi Gathegi is seguing from vampire to mutant. The actor, who played Laurent in the 'Twilight' films, has signed on to 'X-Men: First Class' to play Darwin, a mutant who has the power of "reactive evolution," meaning he can adapt to any situation or environment by changing his body accordingly, according to a report at Deadline Hollywood. The X-Men prequel, directed by Matthew Vaughn, stars James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee and Lucas Till as Havoc. Kevin Bacon is playing the villain.

'Inception's' Tom Hardy, who plays Eames in the Christopher Nolan sci-fi hit, has taken over the role offered Sam Worthington in 20th Century Fox's action-romantic comedy 'This Means War,' according to Vulture. The McG-directed film revolves around a pair of spies (Hardy and Chris Pine) who wage black-ops warfare on each other when they both fall for the same girl, played by Reese Witherspoon. Hardy just finished starring in 'Warrior,' which is in post-production for a fall release, and is gearing up to play Max Rockatansky in George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

And the aliens just keep on coming. Add to a long list of sci-fi alien invasion films an untitled aliens-related pitch, from first-time writer Bobby Glickert, that has caught the eye of Michael Bay, who will produce the project for Paramount Pictures. Though the plot is being kept under wraps, the "Confidential Alien Project," as it's known, involves alien abductions, according to HeatVision. In addition to Bay's 'Transformers 3,' the director is producing an aliens-in-high-school thriller 'I Am Number Four' for DreamWorks; then we have Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys & Aliens,' also from DreamWorks; an aliens-attack-L.A. actioner 'Battle: Los Angeles' at Sony; an alien-abduction thriller 'Skyline' from Universal; and a Ridley Scott-directed 'Alien' prequel from Fox.

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