First Look At X-Men: First Class

First Look At X-Men: First Class


Release date: June 2nd 2011
Certificate (UK): TBC
Running time: TBC

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon

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20th Century Fox have now released the first set of images showing what the cast line-up for X-Men: First Class looks like.

The movie charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events.

We see Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, who later becomes Magneto. We also get a good look at Professor Charles Xavier played by James McAvoy. The two young mutants are discovering their powers for the first time. They are not yet arch enemies but close friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop Armageddon.

In the process, a rift between them will open, beginning the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

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Rose Bryne plays Moira MacTaggert and is shown in the group photo. In the comics she is featured as a character who helps fund Xavier’s school. We’re not quite sure what she’ll be getting up to in the movie (or who with!).

The villains of the piece are also shown. Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian Shaw, a mutant with the ability to absorb kinetic energy and turn it into raw strength. He is the leader of the Hellfire club, a secret society hell-bent on world domination. He is shown talking to Emma Frost, a powerful telepath, played by January Jones.

I’m curious to see Fassbender as Magneto and what kind of havoc the Hellfire club will be unleashing on the world, but I do wonder if McAvoy will be repeating his performance from Wanted and if Bryne will be too similar to Ellen Page’s turn as Kitty. Still, there’s always January Jones to be excited about!

So, do these images of X-Men: First Class pass the first test?

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  1. This will boost the perception of “X:Men 3″

  2. why is magneto wearing the yellow and blue outfit???
    this is way screwed up!

  3. Magneto reminds me of Super Grover from Seaseme Street in that picture.

  4. WHY DOES CHARLES XAVIER HAVE HAIR?? Urrrrgh…so much for this one trying to be more accurate than the others.

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