Charleston, South Carolina’s “Live 5 News” reports that filming is underway for X-Men: First Class at Jekyll Island after the production filmed in England for months:
Eric Garvey, chief communications officer for Jekyll Island Authority, said they are very excited to have crews on the island.
“I understand some areas you won’t recognize but some areas you will like, for example, the fishing pier will be recognizable in the film. So we are excited about that. Hopefully, it will drive some visitation here and on in the future,” said Garvey.
Garvey said producers also have several different locations set up throughout Glynn County.
Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Raven Darkholme/Mystique, also mentioned the shoot to the Courier-Journal:
“X-Men” is going great. We’re now in Georgia doing all the battle sequences, so that’s fun.
Meanwhile, Kevin Bacon talked very briefly about playing Sebastian Shaw to Philadelphia Style:
In X-Men: First Class, slated to open in early June, Bacon plays mutant villain Sebastian Shaw. Although it’s his first major action role (the only thing that comes close, he says, is 2000’s Hollow Man), it’s not a particularly demanding part physically. “I’ll let the younger actors do that,” he laughs. “I’m more one of those sit-in-my-chair-and-destroy-the-world type of guys.”
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the June 3 release stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Zoe Kravitz and Bill Bilner.