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Long before Charles became Professor X and Erik Magneto, they are two young men leading very different lives. Once they find each other, despite their different goals and outlook on life, they become very close friends and fight against Sebastian Shaw to save the world from nuclear destruction. The two must work with other mutants and be one step ahead of Shaw’s evil plan. While doing so, the conflict between Charles and Erik was apparent, which would forever change their path and who they become in the future.
- Amber Heard was rumored to play Mystique before Jennifer Lawrence was cast.
- Taylor Lautner was considered to play Hank McCoy (aka Beast) but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Nicholas Hoult was later cast.
- Rosamund Pike was considered to play Moira McTaggert and later for Emma Frost.
- Director Matthew Vaughn cited the first two X-Films, Batman Begins, Star Trek and the 1960s Bond films as major influences on this film.
- A telepathic battle between Professor X and Emma Frost was going to be in the film, but upon the release of Inception the concept was scrapped.
Erik Lehnsherr: Excuse me, I’m Erik Lehnsherr.
Professor Charles Xavier: Charles Xavier.
Logan: Go fuck yourself.
Erik Lehnsherr: My fellow Mutants! The real enemy is out there.
Professor Charles Xavier: [to Eric] There’s so much more to you than you know, not just pain and anger. There’s good in you too, and you can harness all that. You have a power that no one can match, not even me.
Erik Lehnsherr: If you’re using half your concentration to look normal, then you’re only half paying attention to whatever else you’re doing.
Erik Lehnsherr: Just pointing out something that could save your life.
Erik Lehnsherr: You want society to accept you, but you can’t even accept yourself.