X-Men: First Class DVD/Blu-ray Extras: 8 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
09.08.11 by BJSprecher
We recently got the opporunity to see how prosthetics and blue paint were used to transform a naked Jennifer Lawrence into the blue-scaled mutant shapeshifter known as Mystique in a video preview of the "Children of the Atom" extra that will be included on the X-Men: First Class DVD and Blu-ray home video releases. Now, the entire "Children of the Atom" extra, totaling more than one hour of video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the movie, is available for viewing online as a series of eight featurettes.
In the first featurette, titled "Second Genesis," producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer discuss the origin of movie and explain how director Matthew Vaughn came back into the Fox fold after dropping out as director of X-Men: The Last Stand.
The second featurette, "Band of Brothers," focuses on why the X-Men characters that comprise the inaugural roster of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters were chosen over other, more obvious, characters. It also includes commentary from Vaughn, James McAvoy (Prof. X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw) and more of the cast members.
Go here to watch the other six featurettes comprising the "Children of the Atom" extra in advance of X-Men: First Class's debut on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday.