New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Mutant Revealed?

With production of director Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” heating up to meet its release date next summer, it now appears that the latest installment of the franchise will draw upon more than just the classic “X-Men” characters.

“I just went in for a reading for the new “X-Men” Movie: “First Class,” Erica Hosseini told Straight 2 DVD. “I was extremely nervous and reading my lines the best I could. But I have absolutely no acting experience. I really hope that I get a call back, but I’m not holding my breath.”

“I was auditioning for a role named Willow,” continued Hosseini. “Hopefully I don’t get in trouble for blabbing details on the off-chance that I get it. It’s a role similar to Mystique from what I understand. Potentially lots of body paint, so that would be really fun.”

Willow was created back in 1996 by Tom Payer and artist Humberto Ramos as part of the short-lived “X-Nation 2099.” Like Mystique, Willow is a shape-shifter and can take nearly any form exactly, with the exception of the markings on her face which do not change.

Hosseini is best known as a professional surfer and bikini model, but she expressed her conditional interest in pursuing a career in Hollywood.

“It would be cool to break into the film industry, but I’m not going on auditions and trying for a career change,” explained Hosseini. “If the opportunity comes I will with out a doubt accept it…. but it has to be the right fit. My dream movie would probably be some super hero action film, with a crazy costume. That just sounds really fun! I love stunts, so i would want lots of action”

Thus far, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Alice Eve have been confirmed to star in the film. However, the status of Benjamin Walker is currently rumored to be in flux.

“X-Men: First Class” will be released on June 3, 2011.

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