20th Century Fox has released the official plot synopsis for their upcoming Marvel mutant prequel X-Men: First Class, which is being directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Kevin Bacon. This new information reveals that Professor X and Magneto will be going up against the villain Armageddon.
Here is the official synopsis:
“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.”
X-Men: First Class comes to theaters June 3rd, 2011