Alex Gonzales is Riptide… Alex Gonzales has been confirmed for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. SlashFilm report that the actor will play the villainous mutant Riptide in the Marvel Comics project. Riptide first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #211 in 1986. The character has the ability to spin his body at an incredibly fast rate and is a known accomplice of the evil Mister Sinister. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Kevin Bacon and January Jones have all been confirmed for the movie.