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Taylor Lautner Almost Cast in 'X-Men: First Class'

Could you see Taylor Lautner going from the Twilight franchise to the X-Men franchise? Would a move like that totally mess up you hardcore fanboys who love X-Men but despise Twilight? Probably. And, honestly, it would've been a great move for the guy – a film that could help lift the Twilight stain off his shirt, allowing him to roll around in the mud with the dudes for awhile – if, ya know, there weren't scheduling conflicts.

Taylor Lautner

Speaking about X-Men: First Class over the weekend, Bryan Singer (who's now producing instead of directing because he had his own batch of scheduling conflicts) admitted that he really wanted Taylor Lautner to play a role, but the young, in-demand actor was unfortunately too busy shooting something else. Singer told SciFi Wire, "I wanted Taylor [Lautner] to do it, I really did. He's doing a movie in Pittsburgh called Abduction and then he's got the next Twilight movie. We talked about it a lot, he is a friend, and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn't look like it's possible to do it."
There's no word on who Lautner would've played, though looking over the roles that have been cast so far, I'd say he probably would've taken on a young Banshee or Beast. Not for nothing, but it would've been funny if he played a guy who turned into a beast considering, ya know, he plays a dude who turns into a wolf in the Twilight movies. But I digress …
Sound off X-Men fans – would Lautner's involvement totally have ruined the next film for you, or are you sort of itching to see what this kid can do outside the Twilight universe?
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