X-Men: First Class Update: Set Photos, Scene Descriptions, and More
10.04.10 by Ryan
Shooting is currently underway on director Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of X-Men: First Class, and several updates on the anticipated movie have been released. Rather than be a sequel to the X-Men trilogy, First Class is a prequel set in the 1960's, focusing on the early friendship between Professor Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X (James McAvoy), and Erik Lensherr, a.k.a. Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the rift that tears their friendship apart. The U.K.'s Daily Mail have the latest set photos, which depict McAvoy walking through the rain-soaked streets of Oxford with Jennifer Lawrence (who plays shapeshifter Raven Darkhölme, a.k.a. Mystique) and Rose Byrne (who plays Dr. Moira MacTaggert, a love interest of Xavier's in the comic books).
The first set of First Class set photos showed January Jones in costume as the White Queen, though Jones may ditch her costume for one scene in the movie. British television personality Jonathan Ross, husband of First Class screenwriter Jane Goldman, used his Twitter account to reveal that Jones will appear in the movie in substantially less than was depicted in the set photos.
I probably shouldn't tweet this,...but - saw some footage from X-Men First Class this morning. It will be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also I was there for the filming of a January Jones as Emma Frost scene...in lingerie. Fanboys, start your drooling....
To comic book fans, this should hardly come as a surprise since Jones' character is often drawn in scantily-clad outfits.
Young actor Bill Milner will also be getting a featured scene, though hardly of the lingerie kind. Cast as the young Magneto, Bleeding Cool reports that First Class will recreate the opening scene from 2000's X-Men, which saw Magneto and his family brought to a Nazi internment camp in Poland. According to the report, the sequence "does deviate" from the original, adding "some very dramatic twists," though Vaughn reportedly used video reference of the original sequence to shoot the scene.
First Class opens June 3, 2011. Kevin Bacon, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, and Lucas Till also star.