Kevin Bacon has been talking about the superhero fancy dress he is set to wear in the forthcoming X-Men movie.

The film star told Moviefone that he will play Sebastian Shaw, the leader of the Hellfire Club, but that his outfit is not like the one seen in the comic books.

"We decided pretty early on that that was not going to translate to film. But there's a certain kind of style to the suits that I wear," he commented.

Bacon added that he does not have to wear any extreme makeup to get into character and that he is particularly looking forward to watching a "super cool scene in a hall of mirrors" in the final cut.

The sets of X-Men: First Class are likely to feature some retro 1960s features, as the film is a prequel to the previous installments.

Earlier this month, January Jones told the Los Angeles Times that her Emma Frost outfit for the movie is quite skimpy.