Should I admit that I didn't know an X-Men prequel was in the works? Somehow that got by me. But filming is in full swing and images are starting to make their way around the web. It stars James McAvoy as young Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, January Jones as Emma Frost-- and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw too! I'll see it for Kevin Bacon alone (says the girl who grew up on "Footloose"). It's scheduled for release in June of 2011.
I was, however, aware that "Captain America: The First Avenger" was in the process of filming. For those who haven't been keeping track, the film is set for release in July of 2011 and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America and Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt/Red Skull. Of course Samuel L. Jackson will also be appearing as Nick Fury.
Fingers crossed that this means next year will be much better for summer blockbusters!