Former LOST star DOMINIC MONAGHAN is set to return to his adopted LORD OF THE
RINGS home, New Zealand, after signing up to join the all-star cast of X-MEN
The British actor will play the electrifying Barnell in the new movie, which
stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Shreiber and Ryan Reynolds.
Monaghan’s casting comes just days after Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am
announced he’d be taking part in the sci-fi action prequel.
The hip-hop star/producer is still coming to terms with the role. He tells
MTV News, “That’s cool! I don’t mean to toot my own flute, but
He will play teleporting mutant John Wraith, aka Kestrel, in the new film.
Will.i.am admits he was stunned to get the part after arguing with the
casting director in the middle of his audition: “They asked me if I knew about
X-Men. I was like, ‘Pssh, I know X-Men.’
“They were like, ‘Yeah, you know, you’re gonna play a teleporter.’ And I was
like, ‘You mean like Night Crawler?’ ‘Night Crawler wasn’t a teleporter.’ ‘Yes
he was a teleporter! The dude was a teleporter! He would be on the walls, and
he was in the presidential office disappearing and people couldn’t really hit
him. He was like, disappearing, poof poof.’
“I was like, ‘Yo, I’m telling you, homey.’ I’m a fan of X-Men.”