Producer Lauren Ruler Donner first thought of a prequel based on the young X-Men during the production of X2 ; producer Simon Kin berg later suggested to 20th Century Fox an adaptation of the comic series X-Men : First-class, although the film does not follow the comic closely. Vaughn, who was previously attached to both X-Men : The Last Stand and Thor, became the director, and also wrote the final script with his writing partner Jane Goldman.
First-class replaced a Magneto prequel film that had been in development, but had entered development hell ; the Writers Guild of America arbitration gave a story credit to Magneto writer Sheldon Turner. Principal photography began in August 2010 and concluded in December, with additional filming completed in April 2011.
Locations included Oxford, the Mojave Desert and Georgia, with sound stage work done in both Pinewood Studios and the 20th Century Fox stages in Los Angeles. The depiction of the 1960s drew inspiration from the James Bond films of the period.
First-class premiered on Ziegfeld Theater on May 25, 2011, and was released in the United States on June 3, 2011. It was a box office success, becoming the seventh highest-grossing in the film series, and received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised its acting, screenplay, direction, action sequences, visual effects, and musical score.
The film's success re-popularized the X-Men film franchise with various installments following, including a number of sequels focusing on younger iterations of the X-Mencharacters, with X-Men : Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men : Apocalypse (2016), and Dark Phoenix (2019). In 1944, in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Nazi officer Klaus Schmidt witnesses young prisoner Erik Lehnsherr bend a metal gate with his mind upon being separated from his mother.
In grief and anger, Erik's magnetic power manifests, killing two guards and destroying the room. Meanwhile, at a mansion in Westchester County, New York, child telepathCharles Xavier meets young shape-shifter Raven, whose natural form is blue-skinned and scaly.
Overjoyed to meet someone “different”, like himself, he invites her to live with his family as his foster sister. Moira, seeking Xavier's advice on mutation, takes him and Raven to the CIA, where they convince Director McCune that mutants exist and Shaw is a threat.
Another CIA officer sponsors the mutants and invites them to the secret “Division X” facility. Xavier brings Erik to Division X, where they meet young scientist Hank McCoy, a mutant with prehensile feet, who believes Raven's DNA may provide a “cure” for their appearance.
Xavier uses McCoy's mutant-locating device Cerebra to seek recruits against Shaw. Xavier and Erik recruit stripper Angel Salvador, cabbies Armando Muñoz, Army prisoner Alex Summers, and runaway Sean Cassidy.
They create nicknames, Raven dubbing herself “Mystique”. When Frost meets with a Soviet general in the USSR, and uses her telepathic powers to pretend to have sex with him, Xavier and Erik capture her and discover Shaw intends to start World War III, triggering mutant ascendancy.
In Moscow, Shaw compels the general to have the USSR install missiles in Cuba. Wearing a helmet that blocks telepathy, Shaw follows the Soviet fleet in a submarine to ensure the missiles break a U.S. blockade.
Raven, thinking McCoy is attracted to her in her natural form, tells him not to use the cure. McCoy uses the cure on himself, but it backfires, giving him blue fur and leonine aspects.
With McCoy piloting, the mutants and Moira take a jet to the blockade line, where Xavier uses his telepathy to influence a Soviet sailor to destroy the ship carrying the missiles, and Erik uses his magnetic power to lift Shaw's submarine from the water and deposit it on land. Fearing the mutants, both fleets fire missiles at them, which Erik turns back in mid-flight.
Moira tries to stop Erik by shooting him, but he deflects the bullets, one of which hits Xavier in the spine. Erik rushes to help Xavier and, distracted, allows the missiles to fall harmlessly into the ocean.
Parting with Xavier over their differing views on the relationship between mutants and humans, Erik leaves with Salvador, Azazel, Riptide and Mystique. Later, a wheelchair-bound Xavier and his mutants are at the mansion, where he intends to open a school.
Moira promises Xavier never to reveal his location, and they kiss; later at a CIA debriefing, she says she has no memory of recent events. Elsewhere, Erik, along with Mystique and the hellfire club, frees Frost from confinement, and calls himself “Magneto”.
He is a close friend of Erik Lehnsherr until their differing views of mutant kind's place in humanity create a schism between them. McEvoy was Vaughn's top choice for Xavier, and, after being cast, auditioned with every actor considered for Magneto to test the duo's chemistry.
McEvoy said he did not read comic books as a child, but added that he was a fan of the X-Men animated series from the age of 10. While he describes the older Charles Xavier as “a monk ... a selfless, egoless almost sexless force for the betterment of humanity and mortality”, he says that the younger Xavier is a very different person: “It's quite fun because the complete opposite of that is an ego-fueled, sexed up self-serving dude.
McEvoy admitted to feeling similarities between Xavier/Magneto and Martin Luther King Jr. / Malcolm X, stating that the film was “sort of like meeting them at a point where they are still finding out who they are, and you are still seeing some of the events that shaped them.” McEvoy avoided doing any callbacks to Patrick Stewart's performance as Xavier as Vaughn told him and Michael Fassbinder to only take the allusion to Xavier and Magneto's old friendship in the other movies as inspiration.
Vaughn stated that since he considered that Professor X was “a bit of a pious, sanctimonious boring character, and he's got too much fucking power”, the script would make young Xavier more interesting by “making him more of a rogue” who would become more responsible as his mission of finding more mutants went on. A Nazi hunter and mutant capable of manipulating and generating electromagnetic fields.
He becomes Xavier's friend and ally until their philosophical differences create a schism between them. Though Fassbinder knew little of the superhero team, he became interested in the part after reading the script and familiarizing himself with Magneto in the comic books.
Fassbinder, who considered Lehnsherr as a Machiavellian character who is neither good nor evil, watched Sir Ian McKellen's performances to get the flavor of Magneto, but ultimately chose to “paint a new canvas” with the character, “just going my own way and working with whatever is in the comic books and the script.” Vaughn said Lehnsherr “is straight up cool; he's Han Solo while Professor X is Obi-Wan Ken obi “.
Bill Milner plays young Erik Lehnsherr, although archived footage of Brett Morris, who previously played the same character at the same age, was reused for the beginning. The actress was cast late into production, which had already begun by the time she was picked for the role.
After the dramatic Winter's Bone, Lawrence sought First-class to do “something a little lighter”. Despite having not seen any of the X-Men films, the actress watched them and became a fan, which led her to accept the role as well, as did the prospect of working with Vaughn, McEvoy and Fassbinder.
Vaughn said Lawrence was picked because “she could pull off the challenging dichotomy that Raven faces as she transforms into Mystique; that vulnerability that shields a powerful inner strength.” Lawrence had some reservations about her performance due to Mystique's previous portrayal by Rebecca Roman, as she considered Roman to be “the most gorgeous person in the world”, and felt their portrayals were very contrasting, feeling hers was “sweet and naive” while Roman was “sultry and mean”.
The actress went on a diet and had to work out for two hours daily to keep in shape, and for Mystique's blue form, Lawrence had to undergo an eight-hour make-up process similar to that of Roman on the other films. The first day with make-up even caused blisters to appear on Lawrence's upper body.
A genius scientist who has mutant abilities similar to those of the great apes. He attempts to cure himself of what he believes to be physically debilitating aspects of his mutation only to be transformed into a frightening-looking blue-furred ape man with leonine attributes.
Broadway actor Benjamin Walker was previously cast as Beast, but eventually turned down the role to star in the Broadway musical Bloody Andrew Jackson. Holt was chosen for being “gentle with a capability of being fierce”, and admitted to being both an X-Men fan and enthusiastic on both returning to the action genre after 2010s Clash of the Titans and working with the film's cast.
The suits employed actual dyed fur from fox pelts. A CIA agent and head of Division X, a government agency working with the X-Men.
Vaughn had considered his friend Dexter Fletcher for the part, but the studio felt the cast had too many British actors, and Fletcher himself declined, to direct Wild Bill. A mutant who has the ability to teleport, and is also a member of the Hellfire Club.
Fleming, who had previously been considered for Beast in The Last Stand, said he did not want more make-up heavy roles after playing Caliber in Clash of the Titans, but made an exception for Azazel as he liked working with Vaughn. Due to the Cold War setting, Fleming tried to imply that Azazel is Russian to partly explain his pleasure in killing CIA agents.
A mutant who has the ability to absorb energy and discharge it as blasts. The producers told Till his audition served for both Havoc and Beast, and the actor replied that despite his lifelong dream of playing a superhero, “I know you'll kill me, but if I get Beast, I'm not in the movie.
Gather became interested in a role in the X-Men films after seeing X2, and had previously auditioned for Agent Zero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He read for Banshee while auditioning for First-class, and only learned he was playing Darwin a few days prior to the shoot.
(also known as Dr. Klaus Schmidt) A former mutant Nazi scientist and the leader of the Hellfire Club, a secret society bent on taking over the world. He has the power of absorbing and redirecting kinetic and radiated energy.
Producer Lauren Ruler Donner said Bacon was considered for Shaw for being an actor who could convey a villain “with different shades, that's not always clear that he's the bad guy”. Vaughn added that Bacon “had that bravado that Shaw needed”, while stating that the actor was his top choice along with Colin Firth.
Bacon accepted the role as he was a fan of Vaughn's Kick-Ass, and liked both the character of Shaw and the script, which he described as “a fresh look at the franchise, but also the comic book movies in general”. The actor considered that Shaw was a sociopath to whom “the morality of the world did not apply”, with producer Simon Kin berg adding that Bacon portrayed him as “somebody, who in his mind, is the hero of the movie”.
Jones auditioned without knowing what X-Men character he was up for, saying he auditioned because it was a superhero that fit his biotope: “I've got red hair and freckles, I'm not going to be Batman, Robin or Spider-Man “. The actor also stated that the script defined the character more than the comics, as Banshee went through various reinventions in print.
Given Banshee gets involved with MacTaggert in the comics, Jones also tried to “look at her just a little differently, you know, when I can.” As Jones suffers from acrophobia, using the rig that was to depict Banshee's flight required much preparation time with the stunt team.
A mutant with dragonfly wings which are tattooed on her body and who possesses acidic saliva. The make-up team took four hours to apply Angel's wing tattoo on Gravity, and the visual effects team had to erase the tattoo in case the scene required Angel with the computer-generated wings.
To depict flight, Gravity stood on elevated platforms and was dangled on wires, at times from a helicopter to allow for varied camera angles. A director of the CIA. A silent mutant member of the Hellfire Club, with the ability to create powerful whirlwinds from his hands and body.
First-class marks the first English-language film for González, who auditioned while taking English classes in London. He enjoyed playing a villain as most of his film roles in Spain were for “good guys”, and compared Riptide's respectable and polite personality, which can suddenly be dropped to perform fierce attacks, to a hurricane; in a translation of a Portuguese-language interview, he is quoted as saying, “When I see a hurricane from far, it is calm.
A high-ranking Soviet military official during the early 1960s. A US Army officer coerced by the Hellfire Club. During the production of X2, producer Lauren Ruler Donner had discussed the idea of a film focusing on the young X-Men with the crew, which was met with approval; the concept was revived during the production of X-Men : The Last Stand.
According to Turner, the script he penned was set from 1939 to 1955, following Magneto trying to survive in Auschwitz. He meets Xavier, a young soldier, during the liberation of the camp.
He hunts down the Nazi war criminals who tortured him, and this lust for vengeance turns him and Xavier into enemies. The film would take place mostly in flashbacks with actors in their twenties, with Ian McAllen's older Magneto as a framing device, and some usage of the computer-generated facelift applied to him in the prologue of X-Men : The Last Stand, McAllen reiterated his hope to open and close the film.
The Magneto film was planned to shoot in Australia for a 2009 release, but factors including the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike caused the producers to cancel plans for the movie. As producer Simon Kin berg read the comic series X-Men : First-class, he suggested studio 20th Century Fox to adapt it.
Kin berg, however, did not want to follow the comic too much, as he felt “it was not fresh enough in terms of storytelling”, considering them too similar to Twilight and John Hughes movies, and also because the producers wanted an adaptation that would introduce new characters. The story was moved forward to 1962, and involves Xavier and Magneto battling a villain.
In 2008, Josh Schwartz was hired to write the screenplay, while declining the possibility of directing X-Men : First-class. Fox later approached Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X2, in October 2009.
Schwartz later said that Singer dismissed his work as “he wanted to make a very different kind of movie”, with the director instead writing his own treatment which was then developed into a new script by Jamie Moss. In 2009, Ian McAllen confirmed that he would not be reprising his role as Magneto in the Origins' movie citing his age, and Ruler Donner stated that the movie might never be made, stating it was “at the back of the queue” in the studio's priorities.
Both Donner and Bryan Singer have stated that Magneto would not be produced as the plot of X-Men : First-class “superseded” the story of the planned film. Singer denied using Sheldon Turner's script for Magneto as inspiration to write his draft of First-class, but the Writers Guild of America arbitration still credited Turner for the film's story, while Moss and Schwartz's collaborations ended up credited.
Singer set the film in a period where Xavier and Magneto were in their twenties, and seeing that it was during the 1960s, added the Cuban Missile Crisis as a backdrop, considering it would be interesting to “discuss this contemporary concept in a historical context”. Ruler Donner suggested the Hellfire Club as the villains.
In addition to Moss, Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stent were hired to rewrite the script. Miller compared it tonally to Singer's work on the first two X-Men films.
The pair centered the film on Xavier and Magneto's relationship, and wrote the other characters and storylines in terms of “how they fit in the tension between Erik and Charles”. Singer dropped out of the director's position in March 2010 due to his commitment to a Jack the Giant Killer adaptation.
The producers listed various possible directors, but at first did not consider Matthew Vaughn because he started working on The Last Stand before backing out. When Fox offered Vaughn the “chance to reboot X-Men and put your stamp all over it”, he first thought the studio was joking, but accepted after discovering that it was to be set in the 1960s.
The director stated that First-class would become the opportunity to combine many of his dream projects: “I got my cake and ate it, managed to do an X-Men movie, and a Bond thing, and a Frankenheimer political thriller at the same time”. Vaughn signed on as Singer's replacement in May 2010, and Fox subsequently announced a June 3, 2011, release date.
Describing his thought process towards the material, Vaughn said he was motivated by “unfinished business” with Marvel, having been previously involved with the production of both X-Men : The Last Stand and Thor. Vaughn declared that he was more enthusiastic about First-class than The Last Stand due to not being constrained by the previous installments, and having the opportunity to “start fresh”, while “nodding towards” the successful elements from those films.
Vaughn compared First-class to both Batman Begins (2005), which restarted a franchise with an unseen approach, and the 2009-Star Trek film, which paid homage to the original source material while taking it in a new direction with a fresh, young cast. Goldman added the film was kind of an alternate history for the X-Men, saying that while rebooting, the writers did not want to go fully “against the canon of the X-Men trilogy”, comparing to the various approaches the comic had in over fifty years of publication.
The film also rescues a central concept in the comics, the fact that radiation is one of the causes of genetic mutation in the X-Men fictional universe, and incorporates it in the storyline, resurrecting the concept which went unused in the last years, as writers in the comics more recently have attributed the phenomenon of mutation mostly to evolution and natural selection. Principal photography began on August 31, 2010, in Oxford, England, which included St Aldate's street and some University of Oxford's buildings, and lasted for two days.
Production then moved to Pinewood Studios in Over, and to Georgia in October, including Tyree Island, Thunderbolt, and Savannah, after sites in Louisiana, North Carolina and West Michigan were considered. Jekyll Island was chosen over Tyree Island after a producer reviewed the locations on Google Earth and thought the water near Jekyll looked more blue.
Palm trees were planted into the island's sand so that it would look more like a tropical beach, but the cold weather caused many of the palm trees to become brown or die only days into the shoot, necessitating significant digital color correction from the visual effects team. A section of the plot is set in the Argentine coastal city of Villa Resell, but was filmed in another province of the country with no beach but with mountains instead.
Washington, D.C., the Mojave Desert and Fox's sound stages in Los Angeles also served as locations. The Enfield House in Berkshire served as the X-Mansion, and had its interior decoration adapted to resemble the way the mansion looked in the previous films.
Both the submarine and the X-Jet were built on hydraulic sets so that they could be rotated for the vehicles' movements. Principal photography ended in December, although just half of the climax had actually been filmed because producers realized the originally planned one was not going to work.
Additional filming, primarily in California at Los Angeles and Long Beach sound stages, continued into April 2011, leaving only three-to-four weeks for post-production before the film's scheduled premiere in June. The tight schedule to meet the release date led Vaughn to declare that he had “never worked under such time pressure”.
Filming of the naval battle scenes. The 1960s setting of X-Men : First-class, technologically inspired by the James Bond films of that era, also added to the international feel of the characters. Kin berg said the series was a major influence for the way they “did a cool job representing the period, in a way it still felt muscular and action-oriented”, and Vaughn added that Magneto was his attempt to recreate Sean Connery's Bond in both style and the “badass, charming, ruthless and sweet” personality.
At the same time, Vaughn tried to do the “bloody hard balancing” of modern and antique to recreate the 1960s in way it was “not so alien to the kids that it looked like a period piece.” The director also tried to depict the era still realistically, particularly “that '60s misogynist vibe” with women in skimpy suits, and MacTaggert's reliability as a CIA agent being questioned.
This seems to be a reference to the Eagle pub in Cambridge, where Crick and Watson infamously announced their solution to the structure of DNA (in 1953), very relevant to the themes of the film. Vaughn said he shot the film in a way which resembled the productions of the 1960s, with “very traditional framing, and camera movement when it needs to move, not just throwing it around and whizzbang”, and using the metamorphic format “to create a widescreen experience, which is emblematic of '60s movies, such as the James Bond films”.
The aesthetics of the decade were also invoked by designers Simon Clones and Kyle Cooper of Prologue Films, who were responsible for the end credits and tried to do something that “could be done with traditional optical”. The credits' animation depicts DNA strands through simple geometric shapes, drawing inspiration from both Saul Bass and Maurice Binder's work in the Bond films.
Magneto's costume at the film's ending also closely resembled the original version from the comics, and three versions of his helmet were made, two to fit Fassbinder's head and one for Bacon's. First-class employed 1,150 visual effects shots, which was done by six companies: Rhythm and Hues was responsible for Emma Frost, Mystique and Angel, as well as set extensions; Cine site handled Azazel, the visuals for Cerebra and environment effects; Lima Pictures did Banshee, Havoc and Darwin; Moving Picture Company did Beast, Riptide, and the scene where Shaw's yacht is destroyed, and he escapes in a submarine; Digital Domain created Sebastian Shaw's powers, and Wet Digital was responsible for the climactic battle in Cuba.
Digital models of Washington and Moscow were also created based on photographs of the actual cities, with the Russian one in particular having vehicles and military hardware based on videos of a 1962 Red Square, and a digital army doing an actual Soviet-style march. Except scenes featuring the actors on ships (shot on a small bridge set) and the X-Jet (done on a set replicating the front two-thirds of the aircraft, which was mounted atop a roller wheel, so it could be spun) the naval battle was entirely digital, featuring a simulated ocean and high resolution 3D models of the X-Jet, Shaw's submarine and 16 warships.
While in the comics Shaw's absorption power was depicted by having him grow up to ten times his original size, First-class instead does what company Digital Domain called a “kinetic echo”, where a digital Kevin Bacon would be rippled, deformed and at times multiplied in repeated “iterations” that appear in a short period, to “see displace and deform in a kinetic and organic way”. According to Dijkstra, the biggest problem with Frost's diamond body was depicting it “without looking like she was made of Jell-O or the polygon model of a human being”.
The visual of Banshee's screams was done through a digital ring-like structure based on renderings of sound waves such as Children photography. The visual for Havoc's blasts employed similar rings, concentrated in beams or rings of light which were then match moved into Till's mimed throwing.
For Banshee's flight, the visual effects team used digital doubles only for distant shots, with closer ones employing Jones shot in a special flight rig. However, while Nightcrawler only left a smoke trail, the visual effects team had Azazel accompanied by digital fire and smoke “because he was more closely aligned with the devil”.
The fire was also used “as a mask to hide or reveal the body”, according to effects supervisor Matt Johnson. Since the visible part of whirlwinds are the dust and dirt sucked up by them, the ones Riptide produces were made to resemble “a tornado of gas, made out of nothingness” by visual effects supervisor Nicolas Thai.
The final product was mostly a practical effect made with dry ice, which was augmented by computer-generated imagery. For Beast, computer graphics depicted his simian-like feet, the transformation sequence, and a few facial replacements for when Beast opened his mouth wider than the mask on Holt's face allowed.
Henry Jackman, who had worked with Vaughn in Kick-Ass, composed the score. Following the James Bond influences on First-class, Jackman drew inspiration from John Barry's work in the said series, which he described as “extremely posh pop music”.
Jackman started his work with a Superman -style theme”, which is only featured in the final parts of the film as Vaughn thought it was too “successful and triumphant” for a disjointed and up-and-coming team. Therefore, Vaughn reworked a 'stretched' half-time version of the theme into the remainder of the film.
The themes for Magneto and Shaw have similarities to reflect their “perverted father-son” relationship, with even a seamless transition during the scene where Shaw is killed to represent Lesser's full transformation into Magneto. The track “Rage and Serenity” is reused in Vaughn's 2017 film Kinsman: The Golden Circle.
In a roundtable interview with multiple news outlets, Vaughn responded to a question about choosing Love by the British band Take That for the end-credits theme, explaining, “I bumped into lead singer Gary Barlow in Los Angeles, and we were just talking, and I said, 'Do you want to come and see a rough cut of it?' And they came, and they wrote the song, and I listened to it, and I said, 'I think it'll be a hit', and if we can do a video which gets girls more interested ... we might get them to come and watch it.
So its pure commerce, to be blunt, and I want women to see this film.” An instrumental of the song Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) by Gnarls Barkley is used in the 'mutant recruitment' scene.
Peter Howell of the Toronto Star called it “a blockbuster with brains” and said Vaughn “brings similar freshness to this comic creation as he did to Kick-Ass, and manages to do so while hewing to the saga's serious dramatic intent.” In North America, the film opened on approximately 6,900 screens at 3,641 locations, debuting atop the weekend box office with earnings of $55.1 million across the three days, including $3.4 million in its Friday midnight launch.
Overseas, it rose to number two behind Kung Fu Panda 2, with $42.2 million. The film grossed $146,408,305 in the United States and Canada and $207,215,819 in foreign markets, bringing its worldwide total to $353,624,124.
X-Men : First-class was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US on September 27 and in the UK on October 31, 2011. The home release topped the sales charts in the United States with approximately 385,000 DVDs.
Year of ceremony Award Category Recipients Result 2011 National Board of Review Awards Spotlight Award Michael Fassbinder (Also for Shame, A Dangerous Method, and Jane Eyre)Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Fassbinder (Also for Shame, A Dangerous Method, and Jane Eyre)Won 2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Actress Jennifer Lawrence Nominated Zoe Gravity Nominated Choice Movie: Villain Kevin Bacon Nominated Choice Movie: Chemistry Lucas Till, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Holt, Zoe Gravity, Caleb Landry Jones and EDI Gather Nominated Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Nominated 2011 Scream Awards The Ultimate Scream Film Nominated Best Scream-Play Film Nominated Best Fantasy Movie Film Won Best Director Matthew Vaughn Nominated Best Fantasy Actor James McEvoy Nominated Best Fantasy Actor Michael Fassbinder Nominated Best Fantasy Actress Jennifer Lawrence Nominated Best Villain Kevin Bacon Nominated Best Superhero James McEvoy Nominated Breakout Performance: Female Zoe Gravity Nominated Breakout Performance: Male Michael Fassbinder Nominated Best Cameo Hugh Jackman Won Best Ensemble Film Nominated Best Comic Book Movie Film Nominated 2012 2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Film Nominated Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast Nominated Favorite Movie Superhero Jennifer Lawrence Nominated Favorite Movie Superhero James McEvoy Nominated Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film X-Men : First-class Nominated Best Make-Up Dave Elsa, Fran Needham, and Conor O'Sullivan Won The film's success led to the continuation of the film series. X-Men : Days of Future Past, which acts as a sequel to both First-class and The Last Stand, was released on May 23, 2014.
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