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Surprised no one has jumped onto this yet. So I figured I might as well make the thread.

X-Men: First Class is the next feature film instalment in the X-Men franchise from Fox. A prequel of sorts to the first X-Men movie, this one will focus on a period where Professor X and Magneto were friends with younger actors all taking the roles the characters we're familiar with.

Here's the cast so far:



James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier/Professor X



Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto



Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique



Nicolas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast



Alice Eve as Emma Frost



Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy/Banshee



Lucas Til as Alex Summers/Havok



and Kevin Bacon as the villain.
(Rumoured to be Mr Sinister or Sebastian Shaw.)


Only two characters I can think of that are important and missing are Scott Summers/Cyclops and Marvel Girl/Jean Grey. Hoping they get announced soon.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake), final screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) and produced by Bryan Singer, X-Men: First Class is expected to be in cinemas by June next year.
 

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This franchise is really starting to remind me of Star Wars. We get the 3 installments, then we get a prequel (Wolverine) and now a prequel to a prequel. Not that I don't enjoy the movies, I actually like them a lot more than most superhero movies.
 

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Haha I just found out about this last night. I'm not sure what to think of it. I kinda like the premise, but I can't tell where they're going with it. They label it "First Class", so I can only assume it's based on the original issues of the X-men. But then why is Emma Frost there? And why is Hank McCoy both thin and pretty? As a matter of fact, this whole cast looks way too pretty for my taste (except the kid playing Banshee). If you removed the pictures of the characters they play, I'd think this was the new cast for The OC or something.

If it weren't for who's directing/writing the film, and the involvement of Kevin Bacon, I'd be completely dreading this. ESPECIALLY after Origins and X-3.
 

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It's fun to think of that guy as a young Kelsey Grammar.

Also I don't see what this movie will accomplish other than just being cool and notalgic. Whatever happened to Origins: Magneto and whatever Deadpool spinoff was going to happen?
 

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So far so good. The cast seems promising, though I wonder what happened to X-Men Origins: Magneto. Wasn't it scheduled for making after X-Men Origins: Wolverine if my memory serves me right? =3
 

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David Goyer was the name attached to X-Men Origins: Magneto and currently he's a little preoccupied working on the story for the next Batman and Superman films.

Wise career move.
 

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I'm still hesitant about this. It looks like a promo for a tv show rather than a blockbuster movie. And I'm going to assume yellow and blue means they're an X-man....so why is Mystique wearing yellow and blue...?

It is cool to see Black and White together, though.
 

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Is this film really supposed to come out this year? I haven't been following, but a few sites do have it listed for a 2011 release. I thought it was just being filmed starting this year or something. <.<
 

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It's coming out this year? I barely started reading about it recently...That was fast.
 

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Re: Official X-Men Thread

Are they using the same actor who played Cyclops in Wolverine Origins?
 

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Re: Official X-Men Thread

Are they using the same actor who played Cyclops in Wolverine Origins?
I doubt we'll be seeing Cyclops at all; First Class, if memory serves me right, is set when Professor X and Magento were both young adults and at their prime.
 

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Re: Official X-Men Thread

I doubt we'll be seeing Cyclops at all; First Class, if memory serves me right, is set when Professor X and Magento were both young adults and at their prime.
I thought first class was about when Xavier was just starting the X-Men.
And that the one you're referring to was Origins Magneto.
 
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