X-Men: First Class News





Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness

May 17th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness
The "X-Men" franchise is the most popular comic book ensemble on film, combining the varying powers of brilliant and misguided mutants as they battle for political justice and save ther from extinction. Some of their powers are overblown and in your face, like Storm's ability to manipulate weather patterns and Magneto's control over all things metal.

Others are more discreet and deadly, like Mystique's ability to cloak herself under anyone's skin, and Professor X's penchant for invasive psychosis. Regardless of size or steel, these powers are sharp, cutting and are the perfect tools to sto...
READ MORE

12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs

May 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs
We all need a friend to lie on now when faced with life’s toughest hurdles are thrust in our paths, and movie characters are no different. Friends provide wisdom and solace, a much needed supporting ear and voice to guide us through familiar relationship and financial problems.

And while movie characters' problems are much more dangerous, with alien evils, mutant xenophobia and death match competitions threatening their livelihood, they still couldn't have succeeded without the dedicated support of their secondary cast. These characters may have been well written, but they didn’t fully com...
READ MORE

Who Are The Top 10 Female Supervillains?

March 6th, 2014 7:01pm EST
Who Are The Top 10 Female Supervillains?
Which female villains are the best? Check out this countdown of the 10 top movie supervillains that were women. These women have kicked and punched their way through our favorite action and comic book flicks -- looking sexy all the while.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
READ MORE

Hugh Jackman Tapped To Reprise Wolverine Role

November 6th, 2013 10:59am EST
The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in an upcoming sequel. Multiple reports indicate the "X-Men" star will once again play the mutant anti-hero, and director James Mangold will also be on on board for the project.

The new film will mark the eighth time Jackman has played James "Logan" Howlett and his alter ego. He recently portrayed the character in "The Wolverine" this past summer.

Jackman first donned the claws and sideburns in 2000 film "X-Men" and its two sequels. He also appeared in the spin-off "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and made a cameo in "X-Men: First Class."

In May,...
READ MORE

'X-Men Days Of Future Past' - First Trailer Released (Watch It!)

October 29th, 2013 11:01pm EDT
X-Men Days Of Future Past
The first full-length trailer for next spring's X-Men: Days of Future Past was relesed on Tuesday, and the new clip gives quick glimpses of some new characters and confirms what the title suggests: time travel.

The film brings the cast of the first three X-Men films together with that of 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class and "the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes," according to director Bryan Singer, who answered fan questions during a fan chat on Twitter Monday.

The story finds Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) sending Wolverine (Hugh Jac...
READ MORE

16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

August 5th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
Avatar
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...
READ MORE

Old & New 'X-Men' Casts Unite At Comic Con For 'Days Of Future Past'

July 21st, 2013 11:48am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Fans of Marvel's X-Men got a huge treat at Comic Con on Saturday as director Bryan Singer brought together the casts of the original trilogy and their younger counterparts from last year's prequel X-Men: First Class and upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past during the panel to promote the forthcoming film.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Anna Paquin came face to face with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage, sending fans into a frenzy.

"Walking by Hall H as the entire 'X-Men: Da...
READ MORE

Jennifer Lawrence 'Still Friends' With Ex-Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult

February 25th, 2013 5:34pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult
British actor Nicholas Hoult has opened up about his split from Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, revealing he is "still friends" with his ex-girlfriend.

The About a Boy star began dating Lawrence, who won the Best Actress Academy Award on Sunday for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, after they met on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2011 and they were rumored to have parted ways late last year.

Both stars have remained silent about the split, but Hoult has now spoken for the first time about the end of the relationship.

In an interview before the Oscars, Hoult told U.K. magazine Hel...
READ MORE

Jennifer Lawrence Showered Naked In Front Of Zoe Kravitz

March 29th, 2012 8:43am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Zoe Kravitz was shocked the first time she visited new best friend Jennifer Lawrence at her apartment because "The Hunger Games" star stripped in front of her and started shaving her legs.

Kravitz agreed to meet up with Lawrence when the two were cast in the "X-Men: First Class" movie but had no idea she'd be seeing so much of the young star.

Kravitz, the daughter of Lawrence's "The Hunger Games" co-star Lenny Kravitz, tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I'd met her a few times, and she was like, 'You should come over and we'll hang out.' So I go over to her apartment, and she opens the door i...
READ MORE

Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Best And Worst Of 2011

January 16th, 2012 3:29pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
The highly acclaimed Reservoir Dogs director, Quentin Tarantino, recently released a list of his Top 11 favorite movies of 2011, via The Quentin Tarantino Archives. The list is extremely varied, including a bunch of both mainstream and indie films. Although, some entries are quite unexpected, for example, The Three Musketeers was Tarantino’s 11th favorite movie. The number 1 spot was awarded to Woody Allen’s charming, Midnight in Paris, a complete opposite film compared to that of his favorite in 2010, a la, Toy Story 3.

Alas, with the good, always comes the bad and so Tarantino has also i...
READ MORE

'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Named 2011's Most Mistake-Ridden Movie

December 21st, 2011 9:00am EST
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Director Michael Bay's action-packed Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has been named the most mistake-ridden movie of 2011.

Eagle-eyed film fans have reported 58 blunders in the third installment of the Shia LaBeouf release, six more than the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, On Stranger Tides.

However, the big franchise films aren't the only ones named and shamed in MovieMistakes.com's end of year poll - X-Men: First Class (30 mistakes), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (20 mistakes), and Super 8 (17 mistakes) are also filled with errors.

Website creator Jon Sandys al...
READ MORE

Heather Graham Receives Career Achievement Award At Bahamas Film Festival

December 5th, 2011 8:24am EST
Heather Graham
Heather Graham was the toast of the Bahamas International Film Festival on Friday after landing the event's top prize.

The Hangover star was handed the Career Achievement Award, which has previously gone to Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, and Laurence Fishburne.

Festival bosses honored X-Men: First Class star Zoe Kravitz with the Rising Star Award, which is given to an actor or actress "whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry."
READ MORE

Jennifer Lawrence Turns 21; Learn More About The 'Hunger Games' Starlet

August 16th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence, who turned 21 yesterday, is on her way to becoming Hollywood elite. Not sure who she is? She jumped onto the Tinseltown radar in the film "Winter's Bone" (2010).

In the film, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence after her home is in danger of being repossessed when her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears.

The film earned Jennifer an Academy Award nomination. She became the second youngest Oscar nominee for best actress in a leading role.

Jennifer also played Raven/Mystique i...
READ MORE

Summer Superhero Recap: What Worked, What Didn't, What Comes Next

July 25th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Summer Superhero Recap 2011
Now that Captain America has slung his mighty shield across the cineplexes, 2011’s summer superhero quadrumvirate—Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern and Cap—is ripe for a recap: What worked, what didn’t, and most importantly, what comes next? (Oh, and even though they bested all four DC and Marvel characters at the box office, we’re not counting the Transformers or Harry Potter, okay?)

THOR

Released: May 6. Worldwide box office to date: ~$444 million. Rotten Tomatoes rating: 6.7/10

Marvel Comics’ God of Thunder kicked off the superhero summer in a film directed by the Shakespeare...
READ MORE

'Twilight' Eclipses The Competition At Teen Choice Awards Nominations

June 29th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The stars of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse are set for another battle with the Harry Potter wizards at the Teen Choice Awards in August - following the release of the nominations on Wednesday.

Eclipse leads the pack with 12 nods while TV phenomenon Glee comes in second with eight and Taylor Swift lands six - one more than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Fast Five and Justin Bieber.

In the major movie categories, Fast Five, Faster, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Tourist and Unstoppable will compete for the Choice Movie: Action prize; the Harry Potter and Twilight sequels will ...
READ MORE

'X-Men: First Class' Named The Most Blunder-Filled Movie Of 2011, So Far

June 28th, 2011 11:27am EDT
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is leading a Hollywood list of shame - it's the most mistake-filled film of 2011 so far.

At the halfway stage of website MovieMistakes.com's annual rundown of blunder-full pictures, the superhero blockbuster - starring James McAvoy - leads the field with 24 errors.

The howlers include a wrongly-dated Nazi coin, a character's hand changing position after it has been stabbed and pinned to a table with a knife, and an actress' hairstyle changing mid-scene.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is second in the list, with 13 mistakes including a plateful of cream ...
READ MORE

'Green Lantern' Dominates Weekend Box Office

June 20th, 2011 8:46am EDT
Green Lantern
Ryan Reynolds' superhero movie Green Lantern has shot to the top of the box office charts with an opening weekend $52.7 million take.

The film was an easy winner among new releases, with Jim Carrey's family comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins" coming in third with $18.2 million.

The two debuts sandwiched last week's chart topper, "Super 8," which slipped to two on the new box office countdown.

The new top five is rounded out by prequel "X-Men: First Class" and sequel "The Hangover Part II."
READ MORE

'Super 8' Wins Weekend Box Office

June 13th, 2011 8:44am EDT
Super 8
Director J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi mystery "Super 8" has landed atop the box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $37 million.

The film, produced by Steven Spielberg, follows a group of budding teenage filmmakers who witness a train crash while making a home movie and subsequently begin to experience abnormal happenings in their small Ohio town.

Super 8's big debut bumps X-Men: First Class into second place, which took an additional $25 million in its second week on release, boosting its domestic total to $98.9 million.

The Hangover Part II came in third place, while Kung Fu Panda...
READ MORE

'X-Men: First Class' Cast Retreat Was Haunted

June 9th, 2011 11:40pm EDT
James McAvoy
The Berkshire, England mansion that doubled up as a retreat for the X-Men in new prequel First Class was full of spooks.

James McAvoy, who plays the young Professor X in the film, reveals he and his castmates spent almost five weeks on location at Anglefield House - living with the ghosts of past residents.

He tells WENN, "The oldest part of that house goes back to 800 AD... There was a hell of a lot of ghosties running about in there, but the only ghost I actually came across was the ghost of Sir Patrick Stewart haunting me for playing his character badly."

Stewart portrayed Professor...
READ MORE

Ja Rule Heads To The Studio Before Prison Stint

June 8th, 2011 10:18am EDT
Ja Rule
Prison-bound rapper Ja Rule spent his last day as a free man recording new music and taking his family to the movies.

The troubled hip-hop star will begin a two-year jail term on Wednesday after being convicted of weapons charges stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York.

He was determined to make the most of his last remaining hours of freedom, so he took his loved ones to see X-Men: First Class and later visited the studio, where he put the finishing touches on his upcoming album Pain is Love 2 (PIL 2).

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he wrote, "My last day out," before posting vid...
READ MORE

'X-Men: First Class' A Lot Like The First Film... But In All the Right Ways

June 7th, 2011 3:38pm EDT
X-Men: First Class
Unlike most superhero/comic book movies, there’s an overabundance of story in “X-Men: First Class. There are points in its 132-minute running time when it feels far more like an epic miniseries than a summer blockbuster. It’s surprisingly willing to downplay its big action sequences in order to focus on character development; the action is there, but it just doesn’t feel terribly important.

And yet, for the most part, “First Class” doesn’t feel overstuffed and rushed, or overlong and talky. There are a lot of characters to introduce after all, though director Michael Vaughn wisely capit...
READ MORE

'X-Men: First Class' Topples 'Hangover Part II' At Weekend Box Office

June 6th, 2011 9:19am EDT
X-Men First Class
The new "X-Men" prequel has stormed to the top of the box office with a $56 million opening weekend.

The Marvel film, starring Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy and featuring split-second cameos from original "X-Men" Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Romijn, toppled "The Hangover Part II," which dropped a spot to two with a second-weekend haul of $32.4 million.

The comedy has taken in $190 million in just 10 days.

"Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" round out the new top four.
READ MORE

Michael Fassbender Finally Hits The Big Time With ‘X-Men: First Class’

June 3rd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class
Though he is still relatively unknown to most audiences right now, after this weekend Michael Fassbender will officially be one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He stars as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto in the comic book origin story “X-Men: First Class.” His performance as the metal-bending, vengeance-seeking mutant will definitely be the performance people will be talking about after seeing the movie.

The German-born actor had his big break in the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers” which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Fassbender continued working steadily in Briti...
READ MORE

Review: 'X-Men First Class' 'Two Jews On Film' Just Like Prof X & Magneto Go Their Separate Ways (Video)

June 3rd, 2011 10:04am EDT
X-Men First Class
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Right off the bat, I have to say that I gave 'X-Men First Class' 5 bagels out of 5. I absolutely loved it. The director, Matthew Vaughn did the 'X Men' franchise proud.

'X-Men First Class' is a prequel. Before Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) was Professor X and Eric Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) became Magneto, they were just two mutant guys discovering their powers and figuring out how to use them. Charles and Eric were also on the same side.

Charles is your typical nice guy...goodlooking, brilliant, and super rich. He's also an Oxford graduate whose sp...
READ MORE

Zoe Kravitz Wore Tight Clothes To Land 'X-Men' Role

June 3rd, 2011 8:41am EDT
Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz almost lost out on her role in "X-Men: First Class" after turning up to auditions in a dowdy outfit, convinced she was going to be rejected.

The daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet stars as flying go-go dancer Angel Salvadore in her first major movie role, but the 22 year old admits she never even expected a call back.

She tells Us Weekly magazine, "I auditioned in a hat and a T-shirt because I didn't think I even had a shot. They said, 'Can she come back and sex it up a bit?' So I returned in form-fitting clothes - and got it!"

And Kravitz was so flattere...
READ MORE

Michael Fassbender And Zoe Kravitz Go Public With Their Relationship

June 2nd, 2011 8:49am EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz appear to have confirmed long-running rumors they are a couple after they were pictured enjoying a romantic outing together in New York.

The actors met on the set of superhero movie X-Men: First Class in 2010 and speculation was rife that their professional relationship blossomed into romance.

Both have refused to comment on the rumors, with Fassbender recently telling Britain's The Guardian, "My private life is private. If I do a film, how can I expect the audience to follow me if they're thinking, 'He goes out with this person'... It's a disadvantage...
READ MORE

'X-Men First Class' Earns An 'A' And Resurrects Sinking Franchise

June 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
X-Men First Class Earns An  A And Resurrects Sinking Franchise
“X-Men: First Class” has the pop and style and comic book action and humor beloved in this genre. Director Matthew Vaughn, who cut his chops on the hyper-visceral, hyper-violent “Kick-Ass” has accomplished something sort of great here. He’s resurrected a sinking franchise.

Starting in sunny Nazi occupied Poland, we meet the young Erik as he is ripped away from his mother by SS officers. So desperate to be with her, Erik unleashes his magnetic powers for the first time, mentally bending and contorting the metal fence keeping them apart.

Immediately after this feat, Erik is greeted by SS of...
READ MORE

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'X-Men:First Class,' 'Beginners,' & More

May 31st, 2011 11:00am EDT
X-Men
Last week I had the opportunity to see “The Hangover Part II,” the sequel to the wildly successful 2009 hit comedy. Director Todd Philips does not really change the formula for the film or the format in which he tells the story, but there are still plenty of laughs to be found. Check out my review if you haven’t already.

This week you’ll have the chance to see what Professor X and Magneto used to be like in the prequel “X-Men: First Class,” you could follow along with Ewan McGregor as he deals with his father’s coming out in “Beginners,” you can laugh as the teenager Oliver Tate atte...
READ MORE

Lenny Kravitz's Daughter Zoe Is Sexy In A Slinky Silver Dress

May 28th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz attended the the "X-Men: First Class" New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater.

The daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, Zoe took her first major feature bow in the 2007 romanic comedy "No Reservations," followed soon after by a turn in the Jodie Foster revenge thriller "The Brave One."

She stars in the upcoming film "X-Men: First Class" and "Mad Max: Fury Road."

More News:

• New 'X-Men: First Class' Online Exclusive Trailer Released (Video)
• January Jones Is Emma Frost In 'Xmen Origins: First Class'
READ MORE

Attorney Blasts Claims That Matthew Vaughn Fathered January Jones' Child

May 27th, 2011 2:21pm EDT
January Jones
An attorney for Matthew Vaughn has slammed an online report suggesting the married filmmaker is the father of actress January Jones' unborn baby.

Pregnant Jones recently announced she is expecting her first child later this year, just months after splitting from comedian Jason Sudeikis, but she has so far refused to name the child's dad.

Vaughn, the husband of supermodel Claudia Schiffer, found himself at the center of speculation this week when sources told E! News the director had developed a "very close relationship" with Jones while shooting their new action movie X-Men: First Class...
READ MORE




Browse More Movies:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z