X-Men First Class, which was mostly shot in the UK, arrives in cinemas here next week (1st June) and here’s a trailer for the film, courtesy of the distributors.
Set in the 1960s and focusing on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, the film stars James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magneto. Other cast members include Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoë Kravitz, and Lucas Till.
The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn (who also directed the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust in 2007) and the screenplay’s writer credits include Jane Goldman, who is partner to comics writer and TV presenter Jonathan Ross.
Other British connections for the film include its official single, ‘Love Love’, by Take That, released via Polydor Records. (Stardust which featured Take That’s massive hit ‘Rule The World’, one of the biggest-selling singles of the year).
Twentieth Century Fox envision this film as the first in a new trilogy to reboot X-Men on the big screen.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.