View random article

‘X-Men: First Class’ Details Released

Hollywood.com has given some interesting details about the highly anticipated prequel “X-Men: First Class.” For starters, the movie will flash back to the 60’s, which will be a time where mutants came about in the world.
The prequel to the highly successful "X-Men" film franchise based on Marvel Comics' long-running superhero series has not begun filming yet. But the casting news has been disclosed over the past few months. Last week, it was announced that “Mad Men” star January Tones will be joining the cast.
The site says Bryan Singer, who spoke to Harry Knowles about the film, revealed some notable details about the movie, including the fact that it is set in the 1960s. Singer, who also directed the first two "X-Men" films, states that the movie will show Charles Xavier, aka Professor X who will be played by James McAvoy, who meets Erik Lensherrr, better known as Magneto who will be played by Michael Fassbender. The two will be in their late 20’s.
The story shows the two as friends and how they assembled the first team of X-Men. McAvoy's Professor X will apparently look different than Patrick Stewart's older version from the first three films as he will have hair, and will be able to walk.
Kevin Bacon will play the main villain of the movie: Sebastian Shaw, leader of the elite secret society, the Hellfire Club. Shaw is a mutant with the ability to absorb kinetic energy and adapt it into superhuman strength. The Hellfire Club, which covertly influences world events, also includes January Jones' character, Emma Frost.
The film will also star Nicholas Hoult, who plays the mutant Beast. It is not known yet if Beast will look human, like he was depicted in the early comics, or if he will be covered in blue fur like his later incarnations.

Featured in Entertainment