‘X-Men: First Class’: NYC premiere in photos and video

May 26, 2011 | 3:12 p.m.

Actor James McAvoy, left, arrives for the premiere of "X-Men: First Class" at The Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in New York. McAvoy plays Professor Charles Xavier in the film. (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

Actor James McAvoy arrives in a vintage car to the "X-Men: First Class" New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on May 25, 2011, in New York City. McAvoy plays Professor Charles Xavier in the film. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Lucas Till, Rose Byrne, Zoe Kravitz, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender. (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

James McAvoy, who plays Professor Charles Xavier in "X-Men: First Class." (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

James McAvoy, who plays Professor Charles Xavier in "X-Men: First Class." (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. (Andrew Gombert / European Pressphoto Agency)

Rose Byrne, who plays Dr. Moira MacTaggert in "X-Men: First Class." (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

Rose Byrne, who plays Dr. Moira MacTaggert in "X-Men: First Class." (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

January Jones, who plays Emma Frost in "X-Men: First Class." (Andrew Gombert / European Pressphoto Agency)

Kevin Bacon, who plays Sebastian Shaw in "X-Men: First Class." (Andrew Gombert / European Pressphoto Agency)

Actor Kevin Bacon attends the premiere of "X-Men: First Class" at The Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in New York. (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

Zoe Kravitz, who plays Angel Salvadore in "X-Men: First Class." (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

Zoe Kravitz, who plays Angel Salvadore in "X-Men: First Class." (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

January Jones, Rose Byrne and Zoe Kravitz at the "X-Men: First Class" premiere. (Peter Kramer/ Associated Press)

Lucas Till, who plays Havok in "X-Men: First Class." (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

Who knew mutants could clean up so pretty? “X-Men: First Class” cast members showed up in force for the movie’s New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre Wednesday evening. The film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, takes Professor Charles Xavier and company back to 1963, when he first started his school for humans with superhuman abilities. Among the stars attending the premiere were James McAvoy (Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and January Jones (Emma Frost). Several cast members talked about their roles in “X-Men: First Class” and the movie’s place in the world of superheroes. Check out their interviews below. “X-Men: First Class” hist theaters June 3.

James McAvoy talks Charles Xavier:

Michael Fassbender talks Magneto:

Rose Byrne talks mutants and metaphors:

– Noelene Clark

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