"X-Men: First Class" is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2011, and thanks to its accelerated development schedule, we already know the basic premise of the film, its director, and one of its primary cast members. Now, we have an idea about some of the set pieces, too.
An alert posted by the West Michigan Film Office indicates that 20th Century Fox is currently scouting locations for the film within the state — specifically those with a "1960s, South-American or Central-American island feel." The call goes on to describe a few specific locations the studio is looking for, which should provide ample speculation material for anyone wondering about the plot.
From a waterside restaurant to a "Miami-styled harbor," the locations beg for someone with far for X-savvy than myself to connect the location with the story point.
Here's the full scouting alert (via SuperHeroHype):
A location scout is seeking out areas with a 1960's, South-American or Central American island feel for the next X-Men movie, 'X-Men: First Class.' In particular, he needs to find cafe and bar locations, evoking the Argentinian feel of Bariloche, and an Art Deco Cafe or restaurant overlooking a body of water. Additionally, the movie calls for a Miami styled harbor for yachts. If you know of any locations that seem to match a description, please contact our office.
So, what do you think?
Keep in mind that the film will follow the early years of Charles Xavier (played by James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr and the rift that develops between them on their way to becoming Professor X and Magneto, respectively. It's not known which other mutants from the Marvel Universe will have roles in the film at this point.
Which story points do you think correspond with the locations described here? Let us know in the comment section or on Twitter!