Aired Saturday April 20, 8:00pm - 10:30pmon AFN Movie

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Science fiction

In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik with other mutants join forces to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart.

Cast and crew
  • Matthew VaughnDirector
  • James McAvoyCharles Xavier
  • Michael FassbenderErik Lehnsherr
  • Rose ByrneMoira MacTaggert
  • Jennifer LawrenceRaven/Mystique
  • January JonesEmma Frost
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