EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'X-Men: First Class' Cast Interviews

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:55
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Opening in theaters on June 3rd is the highly-anticipated prequel to the extremely successful X-Men film series entitled X-Men: First Class. The movie works as a starting-off point for the entire series and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto, while explaining the origin of the X-Men team and several of the previous movies most popular characters. X-Men: First Class is based on a story by producer Bryan Singer, who directed the first two films in the series, X-Men, and X2. The movie was directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), who was originally set to helm X-Men: The Last Stand when Singer left the franchise to make Superman Returns, a job that eventually went to Brett Ratner (Rush Hour).

The film features an all-star cast of exciting young actors and seasoned veterans including James McAvoy (Wanted), Michael Fassbender (Jonah Hex), Kevin Bacon (Frost/Nixon), January Jones (TV's Mad Men), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Nicholas Hoult (Clash of the Titans), Oliver Platt (2012), Ray Wise (Good Night, and Good Luck), Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One), Caleb Landry Jones  (The Last Exorcism), Lucas Till (Hanna Montana: The Movie), Edi Gathegi (Twilight), Jason Flemyng (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), and recent Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone).

IAR's very own Heather Newgen recently had the opportunity to sit down exclusively and speak with several members of the cast including James McAvoy (Professor Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto), Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw), January Jones (Emma Frost/White Queen), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), Zoe Kravitz (Angel Salvadore), and Lucas Till (Alex Summers/Havok). The actors spoke candidly about the new film, their characters, how they approached playing their roles, and working with director Matthew Vaughn.

To watch our exclusive interview with the cast of X-Men: First Class, please click on the video player above.


X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.

X-Men: First Class opens in theaters everywhere on June 3rd.

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