How X-Men: First Class is like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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Dec 14, 2012

If you always liked the bromance of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, you'll definitely dig the one between a young Professor X and a young Magneto in director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Because James McAvoy, who plays a younger Charles Xavier in the X-Men prequel, says that's exactly what you'll get.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex, McAvoy revealed that at the heart of X-Men: First Class, is actually a love story between his character, Charles Xavier (the future Professor X), and Michael Fassbender's Erik Lehnsherr (the future Magneto):

It's kind of a love story, like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," which, really, was a love story between two men. This is the first time in their lives they've met someone who is an equal of sorts, someone who understands them and can connect and push them too. Especially Charles, he's fascinated with Erik and his potential. For Erik, Charles is the first person he's trusted to really tell about his past and the first person to understand the horrible things he's been through.

We do like a bit of manly bromance in our films once in a while (Tango & Cash and I Love You, Man, to name just a couple), and we're also definitely curious to see the roots of the friendship between Xavier and Magneto, as well as its eventual downfall, which led them to become the very best (or worst) of frenemies.

We're now about three months away from the film's premiere on June 3, and after recently seeing the awesome trailer, which actually made us drool with geeky happiness, we simply just. Can't. Wait.

How about you? Will you going to be looking forward to the Charles/Erik bromance on the screens come June 3?

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