When X-Men: First Class rolls out to theaters next summer, audiences won’t have to wonder how much CGI work went into making Patrick Stewart young. Instead, Matthew Vaughn and 20th Century Fox have signed James McAvoy to play the young Charles Xavier in the fiml.
Before Charles Xavier and Eric 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 the 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.
X-Men: First Class arrives June 3, 2011.