X-Men: First Class

(2011)

"X-Men: First Class," 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.

Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto in ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel

While writer Simon Kinberg has been hired by 20th Century Fox to pen the X-Men: First Class Sequel screenplay, a follow-up to 2011's hit franchise spin-off X-Men: First Class, we still haven't heard too much about it.

Today, Michael Fassbender spoke with IFC about his return to the character of Magneto, and how he'd like to see the role progress and mature in the future."I get where [Magneto] is coming from, that's for sure - having read the source material, the comic books. From what we know with human beings, history has told us that we're a pretty destructive race, so you can see where he's coming from. It's always interesting for me to have the villains doing positive things as well as negative or destructive things. I just think it's more realistic.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel Brings Back Writer Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg has been hired by Fox to pen the highly anticipated X-Men: First Class sequel.

The writer has been involved with a wide range of action films, scripting XXX: State of the Union, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the original Sherlock Holmes. He also is involved with upcoming high profile pictures This Means War and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ 3D Mapping Blu-ray Premiere Party Video!

Last week, Fox Home Entertainment threw a launch party for the Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: First Class. The lavish event featured celebrity guests, a number of scantily-clad models dressed up as Emma Frost, and celebrated DJ Paul Oakenfold performing in the Roosevelt Hotel's version of the Hellfire Club from X-Men: First Class. One of the highlights of the night, though was the enormous 3D video for X-Men: First Class which was projected onto the famous Roosevelt Hotel for all of Hollywood to see, even if you weren't invited to the party. Click on the video player below to watch this unique 3D mapping projection video from this event, and read on for my thoughts about this innovative presentation below.

I was one of the guests in attendance, and somewhat surprisingly, this projection was the talk of the party. Guests were lead up to a special balcony to watch this unique video, created by Pearl Media, which transformed the Roosevelt into mutant HQ in quite a glorious fashion. It was also great that you didn't need those pesky 3D glasses to enjoy this wonderful video, which is hopefully a sign that 3D movies can be enjoyed without the bulky spectacles in the near future.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lucas Till Talks ‘Stoker’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’

Stoker was released March 1st, 2013.

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EXCLUSIVE: John Dykstra Talks ‘X-Men: First Class’ Blu-ray

X-Men: First Class will be the first summer movie of 2011 to hit home on Blu-ray and DVD, arriving this Friday, September 9th. Received well by both critics and fans alike, Matthew Vaughn directs this latest X-Men adventure, offering a prequel that reveals how Professor Charles Xavier joined Erik Lensherr to create and form a band of evil-fighting mutants, only to have a difference of opinion tear them apart forever. It also introduces the devilishly fun Hellfire Club to the X-Men theatrical franchise.

Fans who pick up the Blu-ray this Friday will be able to choose from two different premium collectable covers, one featuring Professor X (James McAvoy) and his X-Men, the other featuring Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the Hellfire Club. This Blu-ray also gives access to two hours of exclusive interactive special features, plus ten Marvel X-Men digital comics which revelas a never-before-seen X-Men: First Class backstory.

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EXCLUSIVE: VFX Legend John Dykstra Praises George Lucas for Tweaking ‘Star Wars: The Complete Saga’ Blu-ray

Visual Effects Supervisor John Dykstra is a legend in the business who has worked on such timeless classics as Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Spider-Man, and Inglourious Basterds. His latest handiwork can be seen in the exceptional summer superhero adventure X-Men: First Class, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Frist Class Friday, September 9th. While discussing this Marvel Mutant prequel, we asked John what he thought about George Lucas tweaking three of the six movies included in Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray, including his own work in A New Hope.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray arrives with its digital facelift on September 16th.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Blu-ray Extended Scene

A new extended scene has arrived in advance of the Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: First Class, which hits shelves on September 9. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) make their way to a strip club to recruit the winged stripper Angel, portrayed by Zoë Kravitz. Click on the photo below to watch this new video and see just how Charles and Erik convinced Angel to show them her special gift. You can also take a look at this home video release's special features below.

Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, working together to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. The film features a star-studded supporting cast, including Academy Award-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), January Jones (Mad Men), Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later), Zoë Kravitz (Zoë Kravitz), Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man), Lucas Till (Walk the Line), and Emmy Award-nominee Oliver Platt (The West Wing).

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SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Stewart Talks ‘X-Men First Class’

The actor who portrayed Professor Xavier in the original superhero trilogy confesses he has not seen the prequel yet.