‘X-Men: First Class’ Recreating ‘X-Men’’s Opening Scene

Director Matthew Vaughn is creating his own version of Bryan Singer’s iconic opening inside a concentration camp from the 2000 movie.

X-Men: First Class recreating X-Men's first scene set in 1944 Poland
X-Men: First Class recreating X-Men's first scene set in 1944 Poland
Bleeding Cool is reporting from inside sources that Matthew Vaughn's new mutant movie X-Men: First Class will open with a sequence that mirrors the first shots of Bryan Singer's X-Men.

The scene takes place during World War II Poland in 1944, where we first meet the young Eric Lensherr inside a Nazi concentration camp, and where he first discovers his ability to create magnetic fields. The first steps on Lensherr's path to becoming Magneto. Matthew Vaughn is recreating the scene shot-for-shot, at least up to a certain point, where he will then add his own twist on the iconic moment.

The site also reports that Son of Rambow's Bill Milner will be portraying the young Leshnerr/Magneto in this particular scene. They wouldn't reveal the twists involved, but they did say Matthew Vaughn is paying close attention to detail in the scene, with video reference of the first scene available for cast and crew members to recreate it in exquisite detail.

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Sources: Bleeding Cool
Tags: X-Men

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Comments (25)

  1. Err

    wtf, kevin bacon is gonna be in this?
    how did i miss that news previously?

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  2. Bane5000

    @bud2fresh...Who said anything about Mr.Sinister being in this movie?

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  3. Josh

    I like this. It's a way to pay homage to the original film while still allowing Vaughn to create his own world and start fresh with the series.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. kingbrady

    that was the best scene of X-Men 1, hopefully he does it great

    4 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  5. Escapist

    Four: But a way to bring in the big bucks!

    4 years agoby @escapistFlag

  6. bud2fresh

    I think this will be a fun movie to watch ! Can't wait to see Mr. Sinister before an after his transformation!

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  7. WongFu

    One: too many characters
    Two: continuity is gone
    Three: X-Men films are a waste of time now

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. ZanyZap

    I agree with ejk1 and Insert. Refer to their comments for my opinion.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  9. Kinsean92

    The idea is ok but i really think the x men series hasn't payed much attention to the continuity and in the world of modern cinema people care alot about continuity. Like others i think they should show different aspects of magneto's past inside the concentration camp but not recreate the scene. Wolverine was a good film but they made a bit too much confusion on the canon aspect.

    4 years agoby @kingsean92Flag

  10. T.Clark

    Too many f*cking characters in this movie.

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  11. Rufio

    good idea. skeptical of the cast (especially Bacon), but still looking forward to this!

    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  12. Summit10

    im still not impressed... this are the characters I recognized first and liked even in comparison with the Avengers. I would only know if Matthew Vaughn and the cast did a very well made movie through my own eyes!

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  13. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    is this gonna be a reboot?

    4 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  14. Bane5000

    does anyone else get the idea theyre just winging it when it comes to this film, throwing in random characters just cause they werent introduced in the other films to see if the public can begin to like them as much as the main x-men characters, timeline continuity is out the window and hoping on the success on the fact its being called an " X-men " movie, when the only thing x-men bout it is the title...sorry just venting here people :]

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  15. B3njamin

    well duh he's remaking it. he better. and yes however hard we wish, this movie will suck terribly

    4 years agoby @b3njaminFlag

  16. Emmytt

    this movies gonna f*cking suck

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  17. iatehisliver

    not in to this movie at all gna suck seein all these new faces

    4 years agoby @iatehisliverFlag

  18. CBF

    Bad idea altogether. It ruins the X-Men 1 scene for many fans of that movie if it's not done right. My idea probably would have been to shoot different aspects of that concentration camp he was in, maybe show other things that took place there. I wouldn't try to shoot the same scene over again, that's a bad move I think.

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  19. m3m3z90

    why not just use the old shot from X-men 1?

    4 years agoby @m3m3z90Flag

  20. ejk1

    First, I'm not sure I'd call it an iconic moment, but I guess that's in the eye of the beholder. Second, when I first heard about this movie, I was excited, but with every bit of information I get, I become less and less so. It's not what I expected, so that's probably on me, but the way they are playing with the canon is confusing and irritating.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. Daveactor7


    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  22. Diaigma

    Good picture, but unless this is a franchise reboot, I'm not so sure : /

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  23. the Narrator

    P.S. You gotta love the picture in the article.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  24. the Narrator

    Expected this. Actually, I was looking forward to it. Awesome.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  25. Bane5000

    so hes gonna open the movie....or maybe magento has a flashback of the same scene that opened the first film...y not just use the same footage, save time and money

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

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