People in the south of England may want to keep their eyes open for superhero fancy dress next month when the new X-Men film starts shooting.

X-Men: First Class is a prequel to the existing movies and tells the story of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr before they became Professor X and Magneto, while they were still young and discovering their special powers.

January Jones of Mad Men has been signed up to play Emma Frost - the White Queen - while Oliver Platt will play the Man in Black. Other actors are to include Rose Byrne, James McAvoy and Jason Flemyng.

The action flick, which won't hit cinemas until June 2011, is to be shot in this country, so keep a lookout for mutants doing crazy stunts!

However, since it is set a good while before our favourite X-Men movies, there's no chance of seeing Hugh Jackman in Wolverine fancy dress, unfortunately.