X-Men: First Class (2011) – Trailer, Photos, and News

'X-Men: First Class' Cast Photo
'X-Men: First Class' Cast Photo - © 20th Century Fox

The X-Men franchise gets a reboot with this prequel that tells the backstory of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr. X-Men-First Class also showcases a few mutants not seen in the previous X-Men movies.

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab] Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Release Date: June 3, 2011
Genres: Action, drama, sci-fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language

Official Synopsis: Charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

[tabs style=”default” title=”‘X-Men: First Class’ Resources”] [tab title=”Cast List”] James McAvoy – ‘Professor Charles Xavier’
Michael Fassbender – ‘Erik Lensherr/Magneto’
Rose Byrne – ‘Dr Moira MacTaggert’
Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Raven Darkholme/Mystique’
Nicholas Hoult – ‘Hank McCoy/Beast’
January Jones – ‘Emma Frost’
Lucas Till – ‘Alex Summers/Havok’
Edi Gathegi – ‘Armando Munoz/Darwin’
Zoe Kravitz – ‘Angel Salvadore’
Kevin Bacon – ‘Sebastian Shaw’
Caleb Landry Jones – ‘Sean Cassidy/Banshee’
Jason Flemyng – ‘Azazel’
Alex Gonzalez – ‘Janos Quested/Riptide’
Corey Johnson – ‘Chief Warden’
Demetri Goritsas – ‘Levene’
Glenn Morshower – ‘Colonel Hendry’
Don Creech – ‘William Stryker’
James Remar – ‘US General’
Oliver Platt – ‘Man in Black Suit’
Ray Wise – ‘Secretary of State’

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