X-Men: First Class was filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in the UK
This action adventure Sci-Fi thriller made use of Pinewood's numerous stages including A, L, M, N-P, S, TV One & Two. Auschwitz was created on the Grounds, making use of the Paddock Lot, along with a vast array of sets that were brought to life at Pinewood to resemble locations in a range of countries from Russia to the U.S.A. The production also used the Exterior Tank, South Dock and Black Park.
At Pinewood, the filmmakers painstakingly reconstructed the concentration camp set utilized in the original X-Men. “It was amazing how perfectly they’ve recreated the set,” Bryan Singer comments. “I thought they had the original dailies up on the monitor while I was watching the scene being shot for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.”