X-Men: First Class Trailer Debuts Tomorrow!

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Eager X-Men fans and superhero film buffs were mildly disappointed that X-Men: First Class didn’t make an epic 30-second introduction as one of the Super Bowl movie trailers on Sunday. Of the four big budget comic book movies releasing throughout the busy summer season, X-Men: First Class is the one we’ve seen the least of and the one we’re most curious about.

Our first official look at stills and the characters of X-Men: First Class only debuted a few weeks ago and the initial introduction was less than impressive. Followed up by reports that the film is being intensely rushed to meet its release date, and coupled with First Class representing the next franchise installment after two weak movies, and you can see why there’s some angst about what’s in store for the X-Men franchise.

Fortunately, most of these concerns may go away tomorrow as Twentieth Century Fox is preparing to release the very first official X-Men: First Class trailer tomorrow. You heard us right! We haven’t seen a single leaked bit of footage and tomorrow we’re jumping right in a trailer that’s tailored for the fans.

You’ll be able to find the release on Facebook at this location:


Also, if the number of fans, “likes,” and sharing of this trailer expands, new special content will become available through “a specially designed X-App.” This app lets Facebook users use some cool features that can be used to alter their profile pictures.

The Facebook page also reveals the confirmed X-Men: First Class movie logo, featured previously in the earlier released X-Men: First Class poster.

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The X-Men: First Class synopsis:

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

The X-Men franchise prequel, set in the 1960s, stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon, Lucas Till, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, Edi Gathegi, Ray Wise and Caleb Landry Jones.

We’ll have the X-Men: First Class trailer, along with our detailed thoughts, here on Screen Rant as soon as soon as it becomes available to put up so check back frequently for more X-Men movie news! We’re excited about the unveiling of director Matthew Vaughn and producer Bryan Singer’s work on the film thus far and hope the trailer changes some of the negative early buzz and justifies our placement of the film in our top 20 most anticipated movies of 2011.

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

X-Men: First Class releases June 3, 2011.

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  1. I know I am the minority but I am staying optimistic about this movie. Great cast and the tension gradually building between magneto and charles has the potential for a great story.

    bring on the trailer

    • I never EVER liked Bryan Singer’s take on the X-Men. But Matthew Vaughn? AWWWW YEAH.

      • Agreed. You can’t kill-off superhero’s…………

        • Bryan Singer didn’t kill off superheroes. He only did the first two X-Men (the good ones)

    • I think the casting is the only good thing I like about the movie, so far. Aside from Kevin Bacon, who I think is completely miscast as Sebastian Shaw. He didn’t even look the part in the stills we’ve seen.

      • Im mostly talking about McAvoy, Hoult and Fassbender. I love their early work on Shameless, skins and Hex respectively. I am also partial to Byrne.

        Agree about Bacon, he doesnt have the Shaw look at all. He would have made a much better Sinister

      • Just to be clear, you will see this movie right?Haha I wonder cause i always recognize your picture in all the xmen articles, doubting it of course.

        • I dont think I have EVER doubted it. In fact I always use the phrase “I remain cautiously optimistic about this” in regards to both First Class and the Spidey reboot articles.

          I dont see how people can doubt and make outrageous claims like “this is ruined” “this is going to be horrible” based on a few stills and casting announcements. It boggles the mind.

          But I have never said a bad word about it, and I will see this…along with every other Marvel movie the very first day

          • oh i was talking to little monster. my bad.

            • Ahh sorry :D

          • @ Shamose

            I admit to being one of those who think the movie is going to be horrible but not based on pictures or casting announcements. I’m sure the actors will look good and do their jobs to the best of their ability but the simple fact is this ensemble is NOT the original group in virtually any way shape or form. The included characters are either much more recent, not correctly depicted (Beast) or have NEVER EVER been X-Men in the first place! I won’t even go into the fact that Xavier and is the same age as the rest of his team. /rolls eyes

            I mean WHERE is Iceman or Cyclops or Angel or Marvel Girl? Instead what we get is an amalgamation of random characters from the X-Men corner of the Marvel universe for nothing more than the “cool” factor. I can understand to a certain point they didn’t want to use those characters again because they have been used already in the first 3 pictures but…….TOO DAMN BAD. That is the original team. period. Calling this movie X-Men anything is pretty blasphemous.

            What they are doing here would be akin to doing a JL movie and have the team be; Power Girl, Guy Gardner, Booster Gold, The Joker, Miss Martian and Dr. Fate. An interesting mix to say the least but most certainly NOT the Justice League and just plain wrong. Well that’s how I feel about this movie.

            Add to that little things like Singer claiming he understands the X-Men and is trying to stay true to the core (this is paraphrasing of course) and the fact the film will only be in post production for 5-6 months and that really makes me even more weary.

            • I see your point. And I wholeheartedly agree that first class should have been the five original xmen.

              But I am sort of just thinking of this movie as one of Marvels “What if…?” series of comics. some of them were quiet good.

              So if fox arent willing to simply reboot the series with the 5 original xmen thats How I am going to look at it…

              “What if Professor X started the xmen years earlier with an entirely new first class?” (and the cross over comic “What if Havok went back in time and joined a different version of the xmen?” :p)

              I dont want to hate it simply because it isnt a carbon copy of the source material, if it has an interesting story, good cast and keeps me entertained then I am more than happy to support some of my favourite childhood characters on screen

              It may not perfect, but it may very well be an enjoyable piece, and I hope to god that it is

              Also, Im not TELLING everybody to accept my view, because I most probably be disappointed. Everyone is entitled to form their own opinion

              • i feel bad for Vaughn because i think he feels he has to make a prequel based on what has all ready happened in the other xmovies. He cant just randomly fix it. my opinion at least.

              • Then you are definitely a better person than I.

                I also just found something I hadn’t read before that Vaughn recently said:

                “I could tell those fans that they’re wrong. One thing about the X-Men world is that, if you know your X-Men universe, every writer reinvented the storyline. I did my research, and none of the histories of the characters make any sense. Each writer just totally changed the history to make their plot work. So I can quite safely say that X-Men has a history of reinventing its history for the sake of the plot.”

                See he is completely FULL of BS. While it is true certain things do get reinvented depending on who is telling the story, some things ARE constant and about the only thing he has followed is the Xavier/Magneto friendship story.

                I’m willing to turn a blind eye to some things (like the first 3 X-Men) but when you decide to use almost NONE of the original source material, start making villains good guys and what ever else he can think of just “because”……well you have crossed a line in my book. Research my behind.

                /leaves room muttering and flailing arms about in disgust.

                • here here , he is full of crap, not sure what xmen books he has read but i guess in his universe the xmen are much more different and im not sure hwere he is taking them back to but id like to see them returned to the true xmen

          • oh and yeah, I will most likely be re-posting something similar to the above statement after we all see the trailer. ;)

            • Haha “and I will always be there to stop you [disagree with you] old friend” :p assuming I enjoy the trailer :p

              Another way to look at it could be this is Eric and Charles first attempt at creating the school/the xmen. which implodes on itself andfails miserably due to the differing views of the two leaders

              This could set up for Xavier being more cautious in his selection process in his true first class ie the next movie. beast stays, he recruits cyclops and Jean….maybe storm and gambit (because if continuity is that important Iceman and Angel are out)

              of course it is likely fox just wants money and couldnt care less about setting up future movies or what real fans think :p

              • lol there are so many issues with the characters the storyline , as revealed so far, They also stated that this is not a reboot , that it is a prequel, and if thats true then its even a bigger cluster frak.
                two words for you … TRAIN WRECK !!!!!!

        • I’ll see it, but only when it comes to DVD. I can’t know if it’s good or not until I sit through it. However, I’m not expecting much from it. My expectations are soo low right now they’re next to dinosaur bones.

      • Wow, I thought Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw was the best choice in the casting. To each his own I guess.

        • I agree. People are trying to draw visual comparisons to the details of the comic that don’t matter – there are character traits more important than that.


    • One of my favourite movie quotes ever. I still get chills when he says “they no longer matter”

      • “You homo-sapiens and your guns.” That was good stuff.

  3. I’m mostly looking forward to Fassbender’s and McAvoy’s performances. I’m a bit disappointed at a few things: 1) how Havok’s in this film while his brother’s not and it kind of messes up the timeline a bit unless his appearance is towards the end of the film. 2) Rosamund Pike would have made a better White Queen, I’m surprised they overlooked her performance as Miranda Frost in “Die Another Day” – the surnames may have been just coincidence but I still think she’d be better at playing the part. 3) Angel Salvadore’s in this film and the rest of the original five X-Men are not? What gives? And 4), I kind of hate how this adaptation has taken A LOT of liberties with the original source materials just to suit sales and demographics but hey, this film may yet surprise me just as they cast Ellen Page as Shadowcat. So bring it on!

    • I won´t bet on Shadowcat.

      I´m really curious about this film. I wonder how they will adress the Havok/continuity issue in the film. And I hope the trailer is more than just 30 seconds like the superbowl spots.

  4. Every image I’ve seen of this movie looks . . . so cheesy. I’m hopeful, but I’m not expecting anything more than decent. I loved Bryan Singer’s X-2 — all other X-Men films after it disappointed.

  5. Van isn’t Beast in this film. He is one of the original five correct? As far as the time line goes I agree with you completely. I’m looking forward to see how they explain an adult Emma Frost in this one when she was just in jr high or high school in the Wolverine origins movie and also how Professor X was older and bald in that one. Needless to say i think that Marvel had better keep its eye on how it handles its continuity in its films.

    • Didnt they say all along that this would act as a prequel/quasi-reboot. That suggests to me they will be retconning some stuff either through time travel/astral plane/memory swap or something. or the lazy way and just ignore origins

      If the film is good stand alone film I am happy to accept continuity errors especially considering 3 different directors/writers have had a go

      Besides was the girl in origins ever called Emma “FROST” and did she use telepathy? perhaps she was just another mutant named emma with diamond shifting powers….as I recall white queens diamond form was a secondary mutation yes?

      • IMDB has her as Emma Frost.

        • In the credits of Origins, she´s listed as Emma/Kayla´s sister.

          @ Brandon: Xavier was older and bald in Origins, because it´s set in the early 80s. First Class is set during the 60s. So he has 20 years to age, and from what I´ve read, Xavier will go bald in First Class.

          • no its set in the 70s

            the tv spot for origins they called her Emma Frost

          • he will go bald but from what i have read it wont be the way he lost it in the comics

    • Well, I’d rather have all five of them because I don’t think Beast alone would create that much of an impact to begin with in this upcoming film. If you recall, the first X-Man or student that Professor X took in was Marvel Girl/Jean Grey and then followed by Cyclops/Scott Summers and the rest is as the comics tell them. Well, I would have rather they titled it something else than just call it “First Class” when many of the beloved X-characters are even missing at the forefront. Quasi-reboots (as Shamose calls it) won’t do much good these days and it’s too much of a cliché anyway. I’m hoping that it’d be an entertaining feature in its own right but it’s just going to be that and nothing more… of course lest I’m proven wrong to my face later.

      P.S. They don’t call this site screen rant for nothing after all. Sorry for the ranting, Vic. I guess we’ll rave after we’ve seen the film in all its entirety.

  6. Yes they did call her Emma Frost in one of the previews when they were listing all of the mutants who were appearing in Wolverine. I remember because I was thinking to myself when did Emma Frost get the diamond form skin? Because I couldn’t for the life of me recall her ever having had it in the comics.

    Now that being said why would they ignore the origins movie if they’re making a sequel to that as well. It’s just going to confuse people who are not familiar with the characters. I personally think they just need to start the whole thing over again and do it by the book this time. But I’m sure that’s just me.

    • I am pretty sure the Diamond Skin thing came about around Uncanny X-Men 314. It was after the Bloodties sotryline when Genosha was the central storyline (I believe it was actually destroyed).

      • The diamond form came from the secundary mutation that Grant Morrison introduced when he took over X-Men (which was re-titled New X-Men). That´s why the Beast looks more like a cat now.

        • I believe issue 314 was well before that and she is in diamond form right on the cover.

          • No, Grant Morrison introduced the diamond form in New X-Men # 115.

  7. I am interested to see this. but hopes are low. very low. In fact I have no hopes as to not be disappointed.

  8. This could be better than X3 or X4. Maybe. Probably not.

  9. This logo/emblem looks like it’s for TMNT 2. Awesome!

  10. about time!

  11. I do not do “space-box”……Hopefully Screen Rant will offer this after Noon?!??

    • Depends. If they have an exclusive on it, we can’t post it up for at least a day or two.


      • I thought you were the cyberspace god? Come on, dude! Use that special majestic uber-cyber Olympian magic and get ‘er done! 8-)

        • Agreed! Vic, make the interwebz do.

          • LOL, by “can’t” I meant “won’t.” I’m sure I could figure out how to lift the code, but I don’t steal exclusives from other sites and I don’t need FOX lawyers emailing me.



            • Wimp! :-P

  12. Where is it??????????

  13. Nicholas Hoult as Beast? I’m out.

  14. Hey Vic…you can tell em I lifted the code…I’ll take one for the team! :)

  15. so where is it?

    • “Afternoon PST” is what they said. It’s only 2:30 so East Coast is still in rush hour after work.

  16. I do love the beast’s afro, wonder if he’s using soul glow, I love Coming to America.

  17. Can’t say I’m excited for the trailer but I’ll check it out.