The first clear pictures from the set of X-Men: First Class were snapped in Oxford today showcasing James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) shooting in the rain.

I really hope this film isn’t too rushed, I’m a big fan of Matthew Vaughn, the cast assembled is pretty top notch as well. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Jennifer Lawrence play Mystique, she was astonishing in Winter’s Bone, if she doesn’t get at least an Oscar nomination for that role I’ll be pissed as a whistle! X-Men: First Class is set to be released June 3rd 2011, and stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as the young Professor X, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastien Shaw, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havok, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Zoe Kravitz as Angel and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

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