X-Men: First Class charts the true beginnings of Charles Xavier and his uncanny team of mutants. A big part of that origin tale is how the “homo superior” are first revealed to the world and more importantly, how the world responds.
After a long series of X-Men: First Class trailers that offered little variation or new footage, we have a brand new never-before-seen clip from the film, titled “Magic Trick” which depicts young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Raven “Mystique” Darkholme and Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) attempting to persuade the CIA into the reality of mutants living among them. There’s also a new TV spot which ties in nicely to this scene.
Yesterday we posted a new X-Men: First Class TV spot which presented viewers with a look at Mystique, Professor X and Magneto when they were but mere children, meeting for the first time. This new clip features Mystique and Xavier working together years later as they attempt to form a relationship with the U.S. government. Needless to say, it took more than words to convince them that mutants were real.
Magneto would not have handled this meeting well.
While the two CIA doubters respond with shock and awe, Oliver Platt’s “Man in Black” is easily impressed. From the brief glimpses of Platt’s character in the trailer (and TV spot below), he proceeds to work Xavier and the mutants, introducing them to Dr. Hank McCoy, but for how long that relationship with the government lasts, we’ll have to wait and see.
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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