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‘X-Men: First Class’ Star: MLK and Malcolm X Influenced Our Story

How’s this for unexpected territory in a superhero film: “X-Men: First Class” not only uses the Kennedy years, the Civil Rights movement and the Cuban Missile Crisis as a backdrop for its retro tale, the movie’s story of two massively powerful mutants who struggle against bitter prejudice was directly informed by the complicated lives of Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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JL4113d ago

I can very much see that. It is a similar situation/relationship that would provide a pretty good inspiration in carrying out those roles in this storyline.

Armadilo4113d ago

Now i'm really hyped to see this movie

doctorstrange4112d ago

I'm pretty sure they also influenced many X-Men comics so it makes sense.

Defectiv3_Detectiv34112d ago

Interesting, although I'm not sure how they intend to tie that in with cold war politics, which seems to be the movies main theme.