X-Men’s Banshee was originally Misfits’ Robert Sheehan

City Of Bones and Misfits star Robert Sheehan was first choice for X-Men: First Class

Robert Sheerhan as Nathan in E4's Misfits
Robert Sheehan as Nathan in E4’s Misfits

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones star and former Misfits misfit Robert Sheehan was originally cast as the Irish mutant Banshee in X-Men: First Class – a role that eventually went to Antiviral‘s Caleb Landry Jones.

“I was cast in X-Men,” Sheehan told Hot Press. “I was going to be Banshee, originally an Irish superhero, and Jane Goldman wrote it for me.

“So yeah, that did sting a bit. There was a four or five-week crossover with Misfits, and the studio came back and said, ‘No, we need full and free availability’, and all of a sudden I was un-cast.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released on 18 July 2014. You can buy X-Men: The Ultimate Collection on Blu-ray for £26.24 at Amazon.co.uk.