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First Look: X-Men First Class Cast Photo

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After waiting for almost a year, 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first photo from X-Men: First Class. It features the main cast members including Professor Xavier, Magneto, Emma Frost, and Mystique. At first glance, it looks fan made due to the bad Photoshop, but it's the real deal. It premiered over on MSN via The Daily Blam, but it looks -- underwhelming. Check it...

Official X-Men First Class Plot Synopsis

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If you're still hoping that another good X-Men movie is in your future, you've probably been following the development of First Class. Over the weekend, the first official plot synopsis for the film was released and it gives us some idea of why there's such an overflow of mutants, and why the setting of the 1960s is such an integral part of the story. Check...

Ray Wise Cast in X-Men First Class

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The last time we checked X-Men First Class had been filming for a while, so imagine our surprise when we discovered that they're still casting roles for the movie. According to IGN, Ray Wise has joined the cast and he'll play an important political figure. Let us think, will he be one the government officials trying to come down on Charles Xavier and other mutants?...

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Mystique and X-Men First Class

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One of the many (and we do mean MANY) characters in Fox's upcoming X-Men prequel First Class will be Raven Darkholme aka Mystique. The shape-shifting mutant was previously played by Rebecca Romijn in the original trilogy, but in Matthew Vaughn's version Jennifer Lawrence will fill those shoes. The actress recently spoke to Hollywood Elsewhere...

X-Men First Class Photos: James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence

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After a rollercoaster of castings, X-Men First Class has finally settled down and begun shooting. A few weeks ago, we brought you some on set photos featuring January Jones as Emma Frost, and today we've got a few more to add to the batch. Over on Oh No They Didn't, they've posted several behind the scenes images of James McAvoy's Prof. Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence's...

James McAvoy Talks X-Men and Professor Xavier

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James McAvoy was the first actor cast in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming film, X-Men: First Class as Professor Charles Xavier, the founder of the X-Men and the most powerful psychic on the planet. No pressure there. Even though First Class takes place before the 2000 X-Men movie (in terms of chronology) Patrick Stewart originated...

Álex González Cast as Riptide in X-Men First Class

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Even though X-Men First Class is currently in production, that hasn't stopped them from bringing on more mutant characters. According to Fotogramas via ScreenRant, Álex González has been cast in the role of Riptide aka Janos Quested. But do we really need another character to be added to the film at this point?

First Photos: January Jones as Emma Frost in X-Men First Class

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The sixties are alive and well on the set of X-Men: First Class. A few weeks ago producer Bryan Singer spoke about how time specific the film's story would be. He stated that their wardrobe department would incorporate some campier outfits due to the decade that everything takes place. Judging from these first set photos, he was telling the truth. We've found a couple...

Magneto Movie Not Happening, X-Men First Class Will Tell His Story

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After the original X-Men Trilogy wrapped in 2006, two spin-offs were put into development: X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Magneto. Obviously, Wolverine has come and gone but Magneto hasn't seen the light of day. The film, which would chronicle the rise of the supervillain has taken a backseat to...

X-Men First Class Will Feature The Hellfire Club

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Over the past few weeks, fans of the X-Men franchise have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for details regarding the plot to the prequel First Class. The recent influx of casting changes including the addition of January Jones as Emma Frost and Zoe Kravitz as Angel (Salvadore?) has taken people for a loop. Over at AICN, they were...

Alice Eve Left X-Men First Class Because She Didn't Like The Script

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For those of you who have been following the X-Men First Class casting drama, this news will confirm your worst fears. Yesterday, it was announced that January Jones ("Mad Men") had been hired to play Emma Frost in the film, even though Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) landed the part weeks prior. This move made no sense...

X-Men First Class: January Jones Cast as Emma Frost, Zoe Kravitz as Angel

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This news truly comes as a shock. According to Variety, "Mad Men" star January Jones has been cast in the role of Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class. This announcement would be fine and dandy if it wasn't for the fact that Alice Eve had already been confirmed for the part. We guess somebody got their info wrong because Betty Draper will be the new...

Oliver Platt Joins X-Men First Class - Still No Cyclops

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What movie is this? Are they sure they're making X-Men First Class over at Fox because it's starting to look like a big clusterf*ck. Earlier today we reported on two new additions to the cast with Rose Byrne and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Moira MacTaggert and Nightcrawler's father Azazel. If those weren't enough, Deadline is reporting that Oliver Platt ("The Big...

X-Men First Class: Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Jason Flemyng as Azazel

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There are more castings to report regarding 20th Century Fox's X-Men prequel First Class. The good news is that they've put in two more characters but the bad news is that neither one of them are members of the actual first class. There's no Jean Grey, no Angel, no Ice Man, and no Cyclops, instead we've got Dr. Moira McTaggert and the mutant...

Matthew Vaughn Says Superhero Movies Almost Dead

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Now that Matthew Vaughn is fully on board with Fox's superhero spin-off, X-Men: First Class, he has some wise words to share about comic book movies. According to a recent interview he did with The Los Angles Times, Hollywood has pushed the genre into the ground and he thinks that in a couple of years it will be time for a break -- a huge, no capes allowed...

X-Men First Class Drops Inception-Like Scenes

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Inception is coming off of its third consecutive week as number one at the box office. This could be because a) it's a good movie, b) the competition this summer is extremely weak, or c) both. Either way, you can't deny the amazing mind bending effects or the crazy storyline that goes with them. Since the majority of...

Twilight's Edi Gathegi Cast in X-Men First Class

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No! The X-Men franchise already has enough negativity surrounding it, we don't need Twilight to further contaminate the series. According to a report from Deadline, Edi Gathegi who played vampire Laurent in The Twilight Saga has been cast in Fox's First Class. He's set to play Darwin the...

Bryan Singer Wanted Taylor Lautner for X-Men First Class

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After the abomination of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it's safe to say that the Marvel franchise is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Twentieth Century Fox's latest attempt to restore dignity to the series comes in the form of First Class which will be produced by Bryan Singer and directed by...

X-Men First Class: Kevin Bacon Confirmed, Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique

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Two more castings have been confirmed for 20th Century Fox's upcoming comic spin-off X-Men: First Class. The main villain will be played by the previously rumored Kevin Bacon and Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence has also landed a prime role as Mystique, the blue, scaly-skinned mutant who was previously portrayed by Rebecca...

X-Men First Class Villain is Kevin Bacon?

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It's been a while since we've seen Kevin Bacon appear in a major blockbuster film as a headliner. The veteran actor who rose to fame over 25 years ago with films like Footloose and Animal House might find himself fending off mutants for his next gig. According to Deadline, Bacon is in negotiations to play the villain in X-Men First...