New X-Men First Class Pic: Beast and Mystique Hiding Out

So wait, in Matthew Vaughn’s sorta/maybe/not-really-kinda prequel to the “X-Men” films, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are like, secret lovebirds? Or something like that? Cause that’s what it looks like in this latest photo from the movie. I mean, did Mystique and Beast even meet in the original three movies? I honestly can’t recall.

“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.

Starring Michael Fassbender, January Jones, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Lucas Till, Zoë Kravitz, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, and directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Beast and Mystique hides out June 3, 2011.

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