Well, even though most of the team was wiped out or got their own spin-off movie… the X-Men franchise is alive and well in 2011.  And as many of the super successful comic book movies have done recently, they are going back to the beginning.  Waaaaay back!  Back to when Magneto & Professor X were chums and the X-men weren’t even a thing yet.  Coming this June in 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class“.  Described as:

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.

Our buddies at SciFiMania.com have managed to get their hands on some new pictures.  Enough with the chitty-chat… here you go:

(left to right) Michael Fassbender stars as Magneto, Rose Byrne plays Dr. Moira MacTaggert, January Jones plays The White Queen Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng plays Azazel, Nicholas Hoult plays Beast, Lucas Till plays Havok, Zoe Kravitz plays Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence plays Mystique, James McAvoy stars as Professor Charles Xavier.

Here’s one with the always fun Kevin Bacon and the sexy-as-hell January Jones:

We still have a way to go before the red carpet is rolled out… but if you’re itching for a lot more to see and read up on, visit SciFiMania Here.