X-Men: First Class Poster

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2011

PG-13|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik with other mutants join forces to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart.

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, Jason Flemyng

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Action

Production Co: Bad Hat Harry, Donners' Company

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Friend, Emotional, Pursuit, Love, 1960s, Rise, Gripping, New York City

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Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)