20th Century Fox (via The Daily Blam) have let loose this first official image for Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Marvel movie X-Men: First Class. The film is set to be released June 3rd 2011 so expect to see more images and footage VERY soon (more than likely early Febuary in time for the Superbowl). The X-Men prequel stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as the young Professor X, January jones 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. *UPDATE – High Res look at the image below.*

”X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and 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. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”