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James McAvoy Joins X-Men: First Class

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James McAvoy has signed on for the latest in the X-Men franchise, but without usual director Bryan Singer.

Matthew Vaughn will direct X-Men: First Class and McAvoy will play a young Xavier (aka Professor X). The movie follows Xavier and Erik Lensherr (aka Magneto) as they begin to discover their powers and before they become archenemies.

The two begin working together to stop a global threat, yet it leads to the feud between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

Production will begin this summer in London and will be released June 3, 2011.

Can't wait to see it!

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22 comments to “James McAvoy Joins X-Men: First Class



  1. 1

    PEREZ YOURE LAME ASS AND TRAVIS SUCKS ASS!



  2. 2

    Uhm…Bryan Singer has not directed the last two X-Men movies…how does that make him the "usual" director?



  3. 3

    Oooh thats gonna be good

  4. 7tizz says – reply to this


    4

    There is something so good about this franchise that I wish they made a movie every year. Although, like the Wolverine movie, I don't see many, if any, of the original 3 movies coming back. I take it the 3rd movie was the last of that cast? Shame, I thought it had alot of life left in it.



  5. 5

    Ok they need to give up on X-Men already WTF



  6. 6

    is that the guy from "wanted"?? if so, he's kinda hot, in that nerdy kind of way…….

  7. ONIT says – reply to this


    7

    Re: karumba – Singer was supposed to be the director of this X-Men prequel. He was officially announced till Warner reminded him of a contract to do another movie. Warner, again. But Singer in n consideration to do X-Men 4 and/or Wolverine 2.



  8. 8

    Re: karumba – DONT WORRY WE ALL KNOW PEREZ IS A STUPID ASS THAT CANT SPELL…! OR FIND TALENT! OR BE GOOD LOOKING….HE WILL ALWAYS BE THAT FAT KID WHO GOT MADE FUN AT IN SCHOOL!! SORRY PEREZ THIS SEAT IS TAKEN YOU CANT SEAT HERE!… HAHAHAHAHA



  9. 9

    oh Diosssss………………………………. my favorite Scotsman! mmmm nom nom.



  10. 10

    cool



  11. 11

    Bryan Singer is producing it (per Variety).



  12. 12

    I love James MacAvoy ever since I saw him in "Becoming Jane."



  13. 13

    James McAvoy hummmmmm Papacito!!!!



  14. 14

    Love him!



  15. 15

    My nipples just got hard. This movie will ROCK!!!
    ILOVE old Xmen stuff



  16. 16

    He's so sexy!



  17. 17

    He's so average. Hideouse hair.



  18. 18

    Well this movie just gained my interest



  19. 19

    bahahaha…. my powers LOL



  20. 20

    oh man, who would want to see a movie about professor x as a kid? this is horrible. i thought first class was going to be about jean grey et. al.



  21. 21

    He's so cute, I just adore him.



  22. 22

    HOT!