Aaron Johnson joins XMen prequel July 9, 2010 Kick Ass star to play Cyclops Aaron Johnson has signed on to play Cyclops in X-Men: First Class. According to reports, the actor is”100% locked” for the part of a young Scott Summers in the prequel. Johnson has previously worked with Matthew Vaughn on superhero movie Kick-Ass. Michael Fassbender has been confirmed for the role of Magneto, while Alice Eve is said to be in talks to portray mutant telepath Emma Frost. Filming on X-Men: First Class begins this summer in London for a 2011 release.