[*]Director Matthew Vaughn cited the first two X-Films, Star Trek (2009) and the 1960s Bond films as major influences on this film.
[*]The uniforms the X-Men wear are colored blue and yellow, in homage to the original blue/yellow suits the X-Men wore in the comics from1963 (their debut) to 2001 (when X-Men (2000) inspired a change to black leather).
[*]The film is based on the "X-Men" comics 'Uncanny X-Men' (1963) and 'X-Men: First Class' (2006).
[*]Principal photography began on August 31, 2010.
[*]Fox envisions X-Men: First Class as the first film of a new trilogy. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner compared the franchise plans to the darker, more mature content of the Harry Potter film series
[*]Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were considered to appear in the film as the elder Professor X and Magneto, but the idea was rejected as the filmmakers wanted to start a new X-Men trilogy, without any connection to the previous films.
[*]Both Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy appeared in "Band of Brothers" (2001) at the start of their careers. This marks their first appearance together since then.
[*]An action scene that was to have been set in a dream sequence with revolving rooms was scrapped after the release of Inception.
The film is a prequel to the first three movies, set during the 1960s, with John F. Kennedy as president of the United States. X-Men: First Class parallels the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights Movement. The villains of the film will be the Hellfire Club. The plot is as follows:
[quote]"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 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."[/quote][/release]
June 2 2011[/release]
James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto:
Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw
January Jones as Emma Frost / White Queen
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
Nicholas Hoult as Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique
Oliver Platt as "The Man in Black
Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore
Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee
Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok
Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin
Jason Flemyng as Azazel
Honestly I think it's going to suck.
I do not have high hopes for this film to be amazing, I reckon it will just be a decent action flick. Plus i doubt it can suck more than X-men the last stand.
I'm betting it will be fun to watch from time to time but ultimately ripped by critics. The trailer gave me hopes for the movie, and the suits don't look as wonky as I thought they would.
I've heard they're remaking the concentration camp scene from the first film. IS that true? That scene was the best scene in all of the X-Men movies by far.
Tony from skins is in this. I think that means it's gonna suck.
It's high time they incorporated Emma Frost into the saga(with a good, full back story). Her role was too brief in origins. Besides, she's one of the hottest.
I'd love for this to be good but that trailer made it look like so boring.
I get that they wanted to start anew but, they should have put Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen into it somewhere or a future homage or something i mean they were the 2 best things about the previous X-men films.
[QUOTE=Source;28430248]I get that they wanted to start anew but, they should have put Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen into it somewhere or a future homage or something i mean they were the 2 best things about the previous X-men films.[/QUOTE]
I know, fuck that. The fact that they didn't.
[QUOTE=Bryanrocks0;28429169]Tony from skins is in this. I think that means it's gonna suck.[/QUOTE]
Who and what is that?
Did you guys like xmen origins wolverine?
[editline]5th March 2011[/editline]
[QUOTE=The_Marine;28430208]I'd love for this to be good but that trailer made it look like so boring.[/QUOTE]
I hate trailers that just have random as fuck explosions and then shows the movies name
I thought it was kind of okay, until "Deadpool" arrived.
[QUOTE=The Riddler;28430124]It's high time they incorporated Emma Frost into the saga(with a good, full back story). Her role was too brief in origins. Besides, she's one of the hottest.[/QUOTE]
Ugh, I fucking hate Emma Frost. She's nothing but the whore of the X-Men, she literally has no purpose other than "oh Scott lets fuck right now"
With Mathew Vaughn's track record I don't think this could possibly go wrong. At the very least we'll get a bunch of ball busting great action scenes. Only thing that bugs me is Mcavoy as Charles, his voice seems to soft compared to Patrick Stewart but everyone else seems pretty cool.
[QUOTE=Rong;28439569]Who and what is that?[/QUOTE]
It's Nicholas Hoult, playing beast. Also the picture in the OP is wrong, you have Nick Hoults pic instead of caleb landry jones
God that helmet bothers me.
Jeez, Kevin, stop falling asleep. In after the same poster from two and half men posts to call me unfunny. And have a post war that lasts for centuries.
It's like a party for hipsters.
[editline]9th March 2011[/editline]
Oh wait, I think it is.
Meh at best.
Seems aight, but man do I get fucking tired of prequels.
[b]Matthew Vaughn Says 'X-Men: First Class' Takes 'Batman Begins' Attitude To X-Men Universe[/b]
[quote]No matter what it turns out to be in the end, it's already clear that "X-Men: First Class" is going to be something unusual. What we've seen so far of the '60s-set origin story for Marvel's premiere mutant super-team has a very different feel compared to other recent comic book adaptations. Director Matthew Vaughn thinks so too. Really, that's the whole point.
"This is going to be very different. What I'm doing no one has done in superhero films. It's James Bond, it's a political thriller and it's an X-Men movie," he told IGN during a set visit.
Vaughn came to the project with an open mind. Let's face it: the direction taken in "X-Men: The Last Stand" was not a particularly welcome one, a fact that he recognized going in.
"It's not like the other X-Men movies which I think is important. I think they need to sort of take on a new... you know, what 'Batman Begins' did for all those Batman movies? We bloody well need it. I'm not saying it's going to be as good as Batman Begins, but it's the same sort of attitude," he said.
IGN also brings word from the set of an action scene they saw being shot (mild spoilers follow).
In the scene, a group of Sebastian Shaw's (Kevin Bacon)men, led by Azazel (Jason Flemyng), beats the crap out of a group of security guards in a government facility's rec room. Also featuring into the scene is a group of young, terrified mutants, including Raven Darkholme/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Angel Salvadore/Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Armando Munoz/Darwin (Edi Gathegi), Alex Summers/Havok (Lucas Till) and Sean Cassidy/Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones).[/quote]
I fucking hate Kevin Bacon.
Russian trailer with new scenes!
What the hell is wrong with this face above!?
None of these ladies have big enough titties to match the comic book characters.
[QUOTE=Rong;28857105]What the hell is wrong with this face above!?[/QUOTE]
I hope you and me were looking at the right face.
Probably not though. Guess you were referring to the guy wearing the helmet.