Filming for the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men-First Class has been progressing in Oxford, South East England, at Hertford college. A student, Christina Head, allowed the production crew to use her room to store electrical equipment, while filming occurred outside, according to The Oxford Student.
After setting up for three weeks, filming for two days, and spending around $200,000, Location Manager Tony Hood said that this would produce only a few minutes of usable footage. He also reveals what the scenes being filmed will depict in the film.
Hood says, “The scenes shot in Oxford will include Xavier getting doctorates in theology and philosophy from Oxford University in the 1960s, his manipulation of student uprisings using his psychic powers, and the way he meets best friend turned arch rival Magneto.”. He also says, “Although the setting will be identified as Oxford, do not expect to recognize it. One of the scenes is shot outside a fictional pub.”
Starring James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr), and January Jones (Emma Frost), X-Men: First Class is scheduled for theaters July 3, next year.