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X-Men: First Class Details


Set in the era before Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became mortal enemies as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class follows the two former allies as they lead a powerful team of mutants on a mission to save the planet from nuclear annihilation. Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) were just young men when it began to appear as if the world was careening toward destruction. As the Doomsday Clock ticks faster toward midnight, the time comes to take action. Realizing they could use their unique powers to avert a global thermonuclear war during the Bay of Pigs crisis, the two powerful mutants launch an intense recruitment campaign with the support of Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) and the CIA. Before long, Charles and Erik have assembled a crack team that includes Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Havok (Lucas Till), and Darwin (Edi Gathegi). Meanwhile, the malevolent Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) plots to plunge the world into war with the help of villainous mutants Riptide (Alex Gonzalez), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Emma Frost (January Jones). In the process of saving humanity, however, Charles and Erik clash, setting the stage for Professor X to lead the X-Men in the fight for good as Magneto and the Brotherhood spread chaos and destruction on a global scale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 3, 2011


Awarded by
National Board of Review Michael Fassbender Spotlight Award 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Michael Fassbender Best Actor 2011 Winner


James McAvoy
as Charles Xavier/Professor X
Michael Fassbender
as Erik Lensherr/Magneto
Kevin Bacon
as Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne
as Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence
as Raven Darkholme/Mystique
Oliver Platt
as Man in Black
Caleb Landry Jones
as Sean Cassidy/Banshee
Alex Gonzalez
as Janos Quested/Riptide
Nicholas Hoult
as Hank McCoy/Beast
January Jones
as Emma Frost
Edi Gathegi
as Armando Munoz/Darwin
Jason Flemyng
as Azazel
Zoe Kravitz
as Angel Salvadore
Laurence Belcher
as Charles Xavier (12 Years)
Bill Milner
as Young Erik
Morgan Lily
as Young Raven (10 Years)
Beth Goddard
as Mrs. Xavier
Corey Johnson
as Chief Warden
Lucas Till
as Alex Summers/Havok
Demitri Goritsas
as Levene
Glenn Morshower
as Colonel Hendry
Don Creech
as William Stryker
Matt Craven
as CIA Director McCone
James Remar
as US General
Ludger Pistor
as 1st German
Ludger Pistor
as Pig Farmer
Wilifried Hochholdinger
as 2nd German
Wilifried Hochholdinger
as Tailor
Rade Sherbedgia
as Russian General
Ray Wise
as Secretary of State
Michael Medeiros
as Political Officer
Olek Krupa
as Soviet Captain
Gene Farber
as Soviet Radioman
David Agranov
as Soviet NCO
Katrine De Candole
as Swiss Receptionist
James Faulkner
as Swiss Bank Manager
Éva Magyar
as Edie Lensherr
Annabelle Wallis
as Co-Ed
Gregory Cox
as Dr. Leigh
David Crow
as Weasley Agent
Sasha Pieterse
as Teenage Girl
Brendan Fehr
as Communications Officer
Michael Ironside
as Captain
Jason Beghe
as XO
Tony Curran
as Man in Black Suit Agent
Randall Batinkoff
as Man in Black Suit Agent
Peter Stark
as Storm Trooper No. 1
Sean Brown
as Russian Chopper Pilot
Arthur Darbinyan
as Aral Sea Captain


Matthew Vaughn
Gregory Goodman
Simon Kinberg
Lauren Shuler-Donner
Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
Screen Story
Zack Stentz
Jane Goldman
Sheldon Turner
Screen Story
Matthew Vaughn
John Mathieson
Henry Jackman
Composer (Music Score)
Eddie Hamilton
Chris Seagers
Production Designer
Tarquin Pack
Executive Producer
Stan Lee
Executive Producer
Josh McLaglen
Executive Producer
Sammy Sheldon
Costume Designer
Roger Mussenden
Jeremy Rich
Mindy Marin
Lucinda Syson
John Dykstra
Visual Effects
Tom Struthers
Stunts Coordinator
Jeff Habberstad
Stunts Coordinator
Robin Fisichella
Production Supervisor

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