Thursday Apr 25, 2024

X-Men: First Class (2011) - Mutant Rewatch

Join us as we revisit all of the 20th Century Fox X-Men-related films to prepare for Logan’s return in Deadpool and Wolverine.

To kick this Mutant Rewatch off we go back to the beginning…kind off. The fifth entry in the franchise is a prequel set in the 1960s and sees Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr meet for the first time before they become Professor X and Magneto. Listen as Ashley, Ciaran and Dylan discuss the film, judge what elements do and don’t work with the future continuity and compare James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s performances to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s.

X-Men First Class (2011)
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Story by: Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer
Based on X-Men by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon

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All-New Marvel Cast Credits:
Original music: Savfk (
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Additional sounds and edit by Dylan Blight
Art by: Dylan Blight (images from Marvel films)

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