Sampling ‘X-Men: First Class’

The cast of X-Men: First Class
The cast of X-Men: First Class

Earlier today I had a chance to screen Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, and all I’m gonna say so far is that the hype is fairly accurate–it’s an awesome film, but it was seriously deficient in the cameo department.

Specifically, where the hell was Stan Lee?

Every Marvel superhero movie, especially the ones based on characters Stan helped create, should have a Stan Lee cameo.

That said, I do appreciate the one very, very cool cameo in the film.

Yes, the reports are accurate–we get a little Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Around the middle mark of the movie, Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr (AKA Magneto), played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender respectively, are out hunting for mutants when they stumble on Mr. Wolverine in a bar, who promptly tells them both, as I recall, to “Go fuck yourselves.”

Check back on Friday for my full review.

W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.