X-Men: First Class plot revealed?
The plot of X-Men: First Class has been revealed, and unlike the recent set photos which everyone seems to be screaming about being some form of plot spoiler when it shows next to nothing, the plot actually does reveal something.
Saying that thought the studio haven't revealed too much about it, thankfully keeping some surprises back for the film itself. Wouldn't that be nice.
Initially we thought that X-Men: First Class was going to be about all the young X-Men in the first training school, but for some time we've been hearing that the film is going to focus on the relationship between the two lead characters, Professor X and Magneto, but when they were humans and first started out on their journey, Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr.
Here's the blurb for X-Men: First Class:
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.
The next over-excited leap to a conclusion that could be a potential scoop is the word Armageddon. Screenrant believes that this refers to the character of Armageddon from the X-Men universe, something that /Film points out doesn't fit well with the time line for X-Men since Jean Grey helped create the creature, amongst other issues.
I think that the Armageddon refers to just that, especially considering that the time frame could place the characters in a vital time of human history as they are children during the Holocaust and the story could easily place them in the height of the cold war.
The blurb refers to “a secret history of famous global events” which is revealed through the story, to me this sounds like the film is going to mix the X-Men history with actual events that happened, something that is often used in films and television, and often to great effect.
I could see it much more likely, and intelligent, that the X-Men are involved in our history and perhaps something to do with the Cold War. Of course this is all complete speculation, however our idea of Armageddon is much more likely than that of the character in X-Men that has yet to be created don't you think?