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X-Men: First Class' Hellfire Club

First Look at Matthew Vaughn's Hellfire Club in X-Men: First Class.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 02, 2011
Source: Empire, Marvel

Emma Frost (January Jones) and Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) at the Hellfire Club in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS(2011).
© 20th Century Fox, Marvel

Just a few days after revealing new international posters that featured the younger versions of the Professor and Magneto from X-Men: First Class, 20th Century Fox and director Matthew Vaughn have unleashed a screenshot of the Hellfire Club scene from the upcoming prequel. Coming online courtesy of Empire, check it out below with a better version here. The scene has Emma Frost (January Jones) and Hellfire Club leader Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) staring each other down in a blue-lit background. Sound off with your thoughts below.

The X-Men prequel also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Zoe Kravitz and Bill Bilner. Helmer Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) led from the director's chair, based on a screenplay by Josh Schwartz, Jamie Moss, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman.

Plot Concept: The prequel 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 Lehnsherr 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 prevent nuclear 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 hits June 3, 2011.



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Lsn22s 3/2/2011 11:32:33 PM

nice pic...doesn't exactly show a whole lot, but still some nice confirmation of some sorts...looking forward to this new X-flick, it really seems to have its own thing going, new look, new cast...the other X-movies had their own merits but I don't care too much to see them expand on what they had going...but one day I sure would love to see Apocalypse on the big-screen...can you imagine how epic that would be? then again, i cant fathom how pissed i'd be if they screwed him up, which is almost inevitably what would happen...

o well..First Class and "The Wolverine"...I'm down...and I just watched The Fountain the other day, good stuff...makes me wonder what Jackman and Aronofsky's "Japan-Era-Wolverine" flick will look like...

raa2001 3/2/2011 11:37:33 PM

 hmm. they could've given us something a little more revealing... 

Wiseguy 3/3/2011 4:52:55 AM

Looks good, nothing to write home about. Despite all my objections to what Singer has done with the X-Men I'm still looking forward to this and I'd be totally ok if they didn't show anything else beyond what they have already shown. But I'm sure they will, probably to try and change the tide of negativity that seems to surround this

madmanic999 3/3/2011 5:02:06 AM

I enjoyed all the Xfilms on some level... even X3... well a little...  Wolverine was ok too.... Really want this to kick ass.

SarcasticCaveman 3/3/2011 7:20:08 AM

I hope it's good...I don't have much left after Wolverine though.  I also still don't care for the title.  I think First Class is as inappropriate name for this movie as Welcome Back Frank would have been for Punisher: War Zone (they were actually thinking of using that title before settling on War Zone). MANY plot points and characters from Welcome Back Frank made up the plot of the Thomas Jane movie, just like First Class was a limited series ABOUT the first class...not just a clever name. I'll probably even like this movie, but I really don't care for the title. I mean, what if they made an X-Men movie about Cable or Bishop and called it Days of Future Past simply because it would deal with time travel? I'd be pissed as hell about that too.


PappyVanWinkle 3/3/2011 8:56:53 AM

rule for women at the hellfire club:  show lots of flesh.  tight latex ain't the same but i guess you have to make it kiddie friendly...

ElBaz13 3/3/2011 9:41:30 AM

Enough of Mutants: First Class stuff. This will be the bottom of the barrel superhero movies this summer.

Why isn't on the ball with the better more recent news. Avengers. Word is out (on pretty much every other website) that an Avengers teaser is in the works and that it involves Loki.

If that is the case, then once again Marvel would be showing dedication to their devoted fans. We all know Loki was the reason the Avengers were formed. It's too bad Widow and Hawkeye are in this as opposed to Pym and Wasp (that's Marvel's fault for letting Edgar Wright take his sweet *** time)

Sure the origin is not page per page, but at least they are keeping the spirit of the Avengers. Not like this turd to be.

FrozenFear 3/3/2011 9:51:37 AM

Still putting in my vote for Alice Eve as "Emma Frost", but I guess, somehow, January Jones is a more proven actress, even though she lacks the curavture.

I'll still see it, if only to see Beast get some more screen time.

Gambitelessar 3/3/2011 10:20:32 AM

Isn't Sebastion Shaw muscular and Asian, the total opposite of Kevin Bacon. Oh, I dream of the day Hollywood stops taking stupid, unnecessary liberties with already perfect material.

DarthoftheDead 3/3/2011 11:06:47 AM

@ EIBaz13- Thank's, finally some one agree's with me about the Pym/Wasp thing.

I hate to say it but hearing that the Hellfire club is involved, maybe this flick won't be as bad as I originally thought. Some how I missed the whole Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw thing.

Still think it should have the original X-men though.

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