Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Year: 2011
Country: USA
Runtime: 132
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Sound: Dolby

  • Before he was Professor X, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik.
  • Witness the origin
  • The story begins

  • Writing by: Ashley Miller – (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller) &
    Zack Stentz – (screenplay) and
    Jane Goldman – (screenplay) &
    Matthew Vaughn – (screenplay)
    Sheldon Turner – (story) and
    Bryan Singer – (story)

    Produced by: Gregory Goodman – producer
    Simon Kinberg – producer
    Stan Lee – executive producer
    Josh McLaglen – executive producer
    Tarquin Pack – executive producer
    Lauren Shuler Donner – producer
    Bryan Singer – producer

    Cast: James McAvoy – Charles Xavier
    Laurence Belcher – Charles Xavier (12 Years)
    Michael Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
    Bill Milner – Young Erik
    Kevin Bacon – Sebastian Shaw
    Rose Byrne – Moira MacTaggert
    Jennifer Lawrence – Raven / Mystique
    Beth Goddard – Mrs. Xavier
    Morgan Lily – Young Raven (10 yrs)
    Oliver Platt – Man In Black Suit
    Álex González – Janos Quested / Riptide

    Music: Henry Jackman
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    Plot Outline:

    In 1963, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend… and future archenemy.

    Plot: 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.

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    • Josh Schwartz wrote an early version of the screenplay, but once Bryan Singer became attached, Schwartz's script was ditched as Singer wanted to take the story in a different direction. Jamie Moss was subsequently hired to write a new draft.

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    The film was originally to be a prequel about Magneto. Screenwriter Sheldon Turner wrote a treatment which he described as “X-Men (2000) meets The Pianist (2002)“: the story focused on Magneto's early years as a prisoner of war in a Nazi concentration camp, until liberation by a squad of Allied Forces led by Charles Xavier. They later meet after the war and become friends, and later become rivals. The studio decided to change the film's direction to the early years of the X-Men, but incorporated aspects of Turner's script into the film.

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    To prepare for his role as Erik Lensherr, Michael Fassbender studied Sir Ian McKellen's performance as Lensherr in the previous X-Films, but also looked through the comics as he decided to make his own version of Magneto: “You want to respect what someone else has done, especially because the fan base really liked what Ian has done with it. But while I could have gone and studied him as a young man and brought that to the performance, I don't think Matthew is very interested in that. So I'm just going my own way and working with whatever is in the comic books and the script.”

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