X-Men: First Class
is a prequel to the X-Men trilogy of films from 20th Century Fox. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced by Bryan Singer, who directed X-Men
and X2: X-Men United
"Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men."
Besides that, major plot details are scarce, but what is known so far is that the film takes place in 1962, and focuses on Professor X and Magneto discovering the mutant world. This includes finding other mutants, colaborating with researcher Dr. Moira Mactaggert, and dealing with the secret society known as The Hellfire Club. But plenty of characters are known and cast, and they'll be stopping by in a minute.
The name "First Class" was taken from the comic series also called "X-Men: First Class", which dealt with little known adventures of Professor X's first team of mutants, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, and Iceman. This movie apparently has nothing
to do with that premise. Let me show you.
The Good Guys (Presumably)
From left to right:
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast
Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok
Zoe Kravitz as "Angel" Salvadore
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier
The Not-So-Good Guys (mostly)
Left to right:
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert (presumably not a villain)
January Jones as Emma Frost/White Queen
Jason Flemyng as Azazel (that's right, Azazel)
But that's not all, here are a few other official shots.
Left to right:
Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy/Banshee, Magneto, "normal" Mystique, Moira MacTaggert, pre-blue fur Hank McCoy, Professor X, and Havok.
And here you have Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, the leader of The Hellfire Club, talking to Emma Frost.
With those images comes a report from the set
and some concerns of director Matthew Vaughn.
Right here is a long interview with Kevin Bacon,
about being Seb Shaw and the film.
And January Jones sheds some light on her role and other stuff.
And lookit this, a trailer!
This film is due out in theaters on June 3rd of this year. Being an X-Men fan I am excited, despite it looking not as good as the first two.
So let's talk about this, and if you want, you can talk about the other films from the series, like
directed by Bryan Singer
X2: X-Men United
also by Singer
Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand
directed by Brett Ratner
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
directed by Gavin Hood
So let's get the ball rolling. And let's try not to cause brain hemorrhages by thinking about how this film fits in the already wierd film continuity.