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As we learned from recent comments by James McAvoy and Bryan Singer, Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class is going to be an origin story for the original trilogy. But the question has always remained: with a slew of new characters never seen or mentioned in the first three films, how are they going to be connected? Apparently, a major scene recreation is the start.

Bleeding Cool has learned that X-Men: First Class will include a scene identical to the opening shot of the first X-Men movie, where a young Eric Lensherr, a.k.a. Magneto, is being taken away from his family by Nazis and exhibits his powers for the first time. According to the report, the scene will be remade almost shot-for-shot, though there will be some key differences, namely Bill Milner playing the role of "Young Eric Lensherr" and "some very dramatic twists" towards the end of the scene. The article doesn't mention where in the film the sequence will be featured, be it in the very beginning or as a flashback.

Even after being disillusioned after the last two X-Men movies, I'm still looking forward to First Class. Vaughn is a remarkably capable director that doesn't receive the credit he is due by audiences (hence the under-performance of both Stardust and Kick-Ass). Here's hoping us X-Men fans don't get screwed over a third time.

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