3 Clips and 25 Minutes of Behind the Scenes Footage from X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

     May 24, 2011


With director Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class set to open next week, 20th Century Fox has sent over three clips and twenty five minutes of behind the scenes footage!  For those that want to stay spoiler free, I advise you not to watch the behind the scenes footage until you’ve seen the movie as it’s loaded with could be considered spoilers.  However, if you’re curious how a movie is made, or what it was like on the set, the footage is great.

As I said a few days ago after I saw the movie, X-Men: First Class is a huge home-run.  Everything from the great script to the awesome performances by the entire cast (with special mention to James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) makes this X-Men film my favorite in the franchise.   Also, the film is loaded with incredible action and a ton of Easter Eggs for the fans.  Even the sets and costumes are great.  Trust me, as soon as the movie is over, you’re going to wish the next chapter was coming out next week.   Hit the jump to check out the footage.

x-men-first-class-movie-image-jennifer-lawrence-nicholas-hoult-01Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class:

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.  The film also stars Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, Jason Flemyng, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, and Kevin Bacon.  The screenplay is by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn.

Up first are the clips, followed by the behind the scenes footage.

Behind the Scenes Footage Part 1


Behind the Scenes Footage Part 2



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  • Josh

    The behind the scenes stuff is great, but I just wish they didn’t overlay that generic soundtrack over it. Ruins it.

  • Alex H

    At the beginning of Part 1 of the BTS, why are they re-shooting the scene from the beginning of the first X-Men? We’ve already seen it.

    Unless this is a reboot rather than a continuation of the already-existing series?

    • Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

      after you see the movie you’ll understand

    • Vives

      From wikipedia:
      In his early appearances, his motives were bent on megalomania, but writers have since fleshed out his character and origin, revealing him to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor whose actions are driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate.

  • Vanning

    I hope the climactic fight between Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto) and Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw) will knock everyone on their ass and be so amazing and action-packed, audiences all over the world will be left breathless.

  • X-Men Fan

    Why does Mystique’s clothes mutate with her? That’s dumb.

    • Johnny Blaze

      LOL I was just thinking the same thing! It doesn’t make any sense that her clothes change as well. It’s not like she’s wearing some special mutating clothes or something! :-D

      • X-Men Fan

        I mean, I get that when she changes into someone, she can morph into what they’re wearing. Morph into exactly what she sees. I get that. But, her regular clothes shouldn’t morph also.

  • Reggie

    Who’s the guy with the red skin.

    • Keola

      His name is Azazel.

  • Johnny Blaze

    Man, I thought this movie was gonna be awful when the first batch of posters and stuff started coming out, but now? I CAN’T WAIT! It looks AWESOME!

    • Hailen

      Yeah, I totally agree – they have really sold the movie well through the trailers and whatnot. :)

  • Malaguy

    I’m holding out on watching the footage till I see the movie, but I wanted to say “well done” on labeling this stuff correctly, as opposed to the past when these kind-of clips have been labeled (incorrectly) as B-Roll. Keep up the good work Frosty.

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  • dave

    this s definitely the best x-men movie in the series.
    standing ovation from me for such fantabulous performances by James mc avoy, michael fassbender, jennifer lawrence and kevin bacon………..great job matthew vaughn…..a big salute !!

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