X-Men: First Class

TitleX-Men: First Class
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2011
Series DirectorVaughn, Matthew
Running Time132 minutes
Date Released2011
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

The famed comic book series The X-Men finds its origin story in the global politics of the Cold War.  Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lensherr (Magneto) form the X-Men to help the CIA after Sebastian Shaw, a mutant, conspires to start World War III. A climatic battle between the X-Men and Shaw's Hellfire Club takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis.


James McAvoy

Michael Fassbender

Rose Byrne

Jennifer Lawrence

January Jones

Oliver Platt

Kevin Bacon


Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, and Gregory Goodman

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn

Cinematography by John Mathieson

Edited by Lee Smith and Eddie Hamilton

Music by Henry Jackman


Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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