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This riveting "origins" tale explores the story of the mutant superheroes, led by Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), as they unite in the face of a common threat to mankind.

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It's the 'X-Men' as they've never been seen before! Taking the comic-book movie franchise in a sensational new direction, this riveting "origins" tale explores the story of the mutant superheroes, led by Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), as they unite in the face of a common threat to mankind: a sadistic ex-Nazi named Sebastian Shaw who has a plan for nuclear holocaust and mutant world domination.

Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon co-star in this "popcorn flick deluxe" (New York Daily News). Directed by Matthew Vaughn; screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman Matthew Vaughn, story by Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer.

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