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February 11th, 2011
Think Katy Perry’s Firework, Pink’s Raise Your Glass, and Ke$ha’s We R Who We R cornered the market on being yourself and fighting back against haters? Then you haven’t heard of the X-Men! After five long years we’re being treated to a brand-new X-Men film hitting theatres June 3, 2011.
In case you know nothing about comics or superheroes or mutants (OMG – I’m actually dying a little inside!) the X-Men have long stood out as minorities fighting for the right to be who they are. When they were first published in the 60s they were a beacon for ethnicities, women, gays and pretty much anyone who felt left-out or shut-out because of who they were.
20th Century Fox decided to revisit that era and placed the setting of X-Men First Class back to the time when the world discovered mutants for the first time and how those mutants reacted themselves to their powers.
The film stars James McAvoy (Wanted) as Professor X, Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) as Magneto, Kevin Bacon (Frost/Nixon) as Sebastian Shaw and January Jones (TV’s Mad Men) as Emma Frost.
Check it out below and let us know what you think!Tweet