One summer superhero movie down, three to go. With Thor debuting over the weekend, next up is Twentieth Century Fox’s attempt at course correcting the X-Men film franchise with the Matthew Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class, produced by and with a story from Bryan Singer.
Last week we brought you the character trailers for Banshee, Beast, Havok and Mystique which offered a deeper look into the mutant characters who didn’t see much screentime in X-Men: First Class trailers to date. Today we have for you a Magneto-heavy variation of the full international trailer as well as a new X-Men: First Class TV spot.
It’s a young group that forms the first team of X-Men, but what were they like when they were even younger? We’ve seen in the trailers the scene of Erik Lehnsherr in a Nazi internment camp, but this TV spot gives us a quick scene featuring a very young Erik alongside a very young Raven “Mystique” Darkholme and Charles Xavier when the three first meet. But is it by chance they meet?
In the film, Mystique appears the same age when they are but children, but in the rest of the film she is seemingly younger than Xavier and Lehnsherr, just as she is in the main X-Men trilogy, which indicates that, like in the comics and like the mutant Wolverine, she ages at a much slower rate.
This X-Men: First Class spot also includes a few brief flashes of action sequences, including one of Magneto getting up close and personal against Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), a character who’s been kept mostly secret in the marketing for the film.
And if you’re still game for watching more X-Men: First Class trailers, here’s the latest French version which features a few new shots including more Magneto scenes and the round X-Men logo’d door, presumably to the team’s secret base under Xavier’s mansion.
Check out that image of Fassbender sporting the Magneto helmet. Perfect.
The X-Men: First Class cast includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, Lucas Till, Oliver Platt, Ray Wise, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones and Álex González.
X-Men: First Class hits theaters June 3rd, 2011.
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