Soon after rounding up the main cast, "X-Men: First Class" has entered production in England. XMF reported that the movie commenced the principal photography late August at Pinewood Studios and surrounding locales in the country.
The site further informed that the first scenes being filmed see [SPOILER ALERT!] "Charles Xavier attending Oxford University [and] debating the mutant phenomenon, and Erik Lensherr dealing with the horrifying events in Auschwitz via a flashback sequence."
Later, during last weekend the movie was said shooting in the old Kingsway Tram Station in the Holborn area of London. Comic Book Movie (CBM) got a snap from outside of the filming location but there is not much that can be seen since the filming seemingly took place inside the massive underground area that leads to the dissused Aldwych Tube Station.
In related news, CBM has got its hand on an image of what is believed to be a concept, if not official, logo of the upcoming "X-Men" spin-off. The simple shot features the title of "X-Men: First Class" on a bigger cross mark.
"First Class" movie will chart the epic beginning of the "X-Men" saga and follow Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lensherr aka Magneto when they were still close friends who worked together with other Mutants to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. James McAvoy is tapped to portray Xavier, while Michael Fassbender is cast as Magneto.
Matthew Vaughn is serving behind the lens for the upcoming action movie which has the script written by Jane Goldman, Ashley Miller, Jamie Moss, Josh Schwartz and Zack Stentz. 20th Century Fox plans to drop the film in theaters across the nation on June 3, 2011.