X-Men: First Class (2011)

Release Date

June 3rd 2011

Cast and Crew

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Gregory Goodman

Screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn

Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer

Based on X-Men by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee

James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender
Rose Byrne
Jennifer Lawrence
January Jones
Nicholas Hoult
Oliver Platt
Jason Flemyng
Lucas Till
Edi Gathegi
Kevin Bacon

Plot and Summary

In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik with other mutants join forces to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart.

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