In Movie Theaters: June 3, 2011
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
James McAvoy … Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender … Erik Lensherr / Magneto
Nicholas Hoult … Hank McCoy / Beast
Caleb Landry Jones … Sean Cassidy / Banshee
Lucas Till … Alex Summers / Havok
Kevin Bacon … Sebastian Shaw
Synopsis: The story centers on the teenage years of the first team of X-Men to come out of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.
The film, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. 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.
It’s a prequel to the original “X-Men” trilogy. Said to be loosely based on the comic book series “X-Men: First Class”, which is written by Jeff Parker.