Well, he said “Who’s your gnomey?” in the recent animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet, when he voiced Gnomeo, and now actor James McAvoy (The Conspirator) could ask audiences, “Who’s your mutie?” Why? Because that’s him in today’s super hero film pic, in character, as Professor Charles Xavier, the legendary Marvel telepath and instigator of the X-Men.

The prequel is called, of course, X-Men: First Class. And who is that in the image next to McAvoy? That’s Michael Fassbender (Jane Eyre) in the role of Magneto. He wasn’t always a bad guy, you know. Or was he?

Today’s pic, which we snagged from the official Facebook page of the new movie, seems to show the two friends getting ready to kick some butt, perhaps on board the infamous jet, the Blackbird (or will they simply call it the X-jet)?

I’m so excited about this next chapter in the X-men’s cinematic journey that it doesn’t surprise me that director Matthew Vaughn is already talking sequel. Who wouldn’t want to re-team the cast he’s got? It includes Kevin Bacon, January Jones (Unknown), Rose Byrne (Insidious), Nic Hoult (Clash of the Titans), Edi Gathegi (Twilight), and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, The Beaver, The Hunger Games). See them together on the cover of a magazine.

The film hits for your approval on 6/3/2011, but you don’t have to wait to see a sneak peak at Mystique and Beast. We’ve even got the trailer.