X-Men: First Class

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Matthew Vaughn intended to create a young Wolverine

20 Sep 2017

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Matthew Vaughn originally intended to introduce a young Wolverine character in 'X-Men: First Class'. The Hollywood director's 2011 fantasy film was widely hailed by fans and critics upon its release, but Matthew has admitted he was forced to abandon…

James McAvoy's hair mistake

28 Nov 2014

Film gossip

James McAvoy mistakenly shaved his hair off for his 'X-Men' role. The 35-year-old actor took on the role of a young Professor X in 2011's 'X-Men: First Class' and mistakenly thought he had to look like Patrick Stewart, who made the comic book…

Michael Fassbender enjoyed wearing mask for Frank

15 Aug 2014

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Michael Fassbender found it "liberating" to wear a mask in new movie 'Frank'. The actor, who has previously starred in 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'X-Men First Class', plays the role of Frank - a character who insists on singing in a mask - in the new…

Simon Kinberg thinks X-Men: Apocalypse will be even 'bigger'

21 May 2014

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Simon Kinberg says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be even "bigger" than the franchise's seven previous films. The producer behind 'X-Men: First Class' (2011) and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) - the latest in the Marvel comic book-based series…

James McAvoy to play Frankenstein?

26 Jul 2013

Film gossip

James McAvoy is in negotiations to play Victor Von Frankenstein. The 34-year-old actor - known for playing Professor X in 'X-Men: First Class' - is close to signing a deal with 20th Century Fox which will see him land the lead role in a remake of…

X-Men: Days of Future past 'not just a sequel'

29 May 2013

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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is "not just a sequel". Director Bryan Singer - who will helm the ambitious blockbuster project, uniting the casts of the original 'X-Men' trilogy and 2011 prequel 'X-Men: First Class' - insists the new film won't just be…

X-Men: First Class

30 Jun 20114 stars

Latest in franchise makes clever use of Cold War-era setting

(12A) 132min The novelty of the Hollywood franchise reboot has worn thin, but this re-launch of the initially excellent adaptations of the Marvel comic book benefits from a canny central concept that takes the mutant superhero team back to their…