X-Men: First Class Blu-ray release date and cover art.

(Source: TheHDRoom) Fox has announced via Crave that Matthew Vaughn’s critically praised X-Men: First Class starring James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne and Jennifer Lawrence is headed to Blu-ray and DVD on September 9.

The announcement comes just a couple days before Comic-Con kicks off and the timing is no coincidence. Fox will be heavily promoting the X-Men: First Class home video release at the Con by offering the first 1,000 fans who pre-order the Blu-ray or DVD version a free shirt that either features Charles Xavier (McAvoy) or Erik Lehnsherr (Fassbender).

What shirt you get will be determined by which cover you choose. Fox is creating two limited edition covers; one featuring Charles and the good mutants, and the other with Erik and the not-so-good ones. Crave’s article neglects to spell out what makes them limited so we’ll have to wait until Fox chimes in for more clarification on that front.

What they do tell us is that the Blu-ray edition will include “hours” of supplements such as ten X-Men Digital comics including a never-before-seen backstory comic, and a Cerebro Mutant Tracker interactive video database spanning all the X-Men films. Again, a complete list of extras will have to wait until Fox’s press release goes out.

Click here to pre-order X-Men: First Class on Blu-ray for a discounted price at Amazon.com.