The X-Men prequel will now get a May 2011 release date.

The Irish release date for the X-Men prequel FIRST CLASS has been brought forward to Monday – May 30th 2011. The film will now take the unusual step of opening on a Monday, something which worked very well for the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film last week. Their movie PAUL made £5.5 million on its opening week at Irish and UK cinemas thanks to its valentines day head start.

The prequel is written by X-Men movie guru Bryan Singer and is being directed by Kick-Ass helmer Matthew Vaughn.

Click here to watch the X-Men First Class trailer.