X-Men: First Class: Mystique Trailer

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Yesterday brought us some wonderful X-Men: First Class character trailers, featuring Banshee, Beast and Havok, three of the young mutants that Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) recruits for his first class of X-Men.

There was near unanimous sentiment amongst fans that these character trailers are the best bit of marketing yet for First Class, which has seen some tragically poor posters bearing its name.

While the theatrical trailers for X-Men: First Class haven’t been bad, per se, the seeming break with X-Men comic book continuity and generic action scenes weren’t enough to sway the most ardent of naysayers. The release of these character trailers has finally shown keyboard critics something that we here at Screen Rant have been saying for a while: that director Matthew Vaughn may not be making an X-Men movie that follows the comics, but he indeed seems to be making one that will capture the core essence of the comic better than any X-Men film before it. Ironic, no?

Today’s character trailer features Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) as Mystique. Lawrence – like McAvoy as Professor Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto – has an especially hard task in the film, having to play a character that was already defined by the performance of Rebecca Romijn in the original X-Men movie trilogy.

However, aside from some truly memorable sequences from X2, Romijn’s version of Mystique was mostly used as eye candy in the original trilogy. Based on this character trailer, it seems that First Class will treat Mystique as a much more pivotal and thoroughly developed character – one who will be a vehicle for questions of identity (literally and figuratively) as she ultimately goes from being a young mutant literally hiding in her own skin, to being the confident blue she-wolf who guards Magneto’s back.

Take a look at what’s in store for Mystique in X-Men: First Class

Lawrence is one of the hottest young actresses around right now (again, I mean that literally and figuratively), having scored the leading role in the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games, as well as this potential franchise role as Mystique in First Class. The girl clearly has the looks and the chops to tackle strong and complicated female characters, and that makes her a perfect fit for a morally gray character like Mystique. I dare say that Lawrence may ending up running circles around Rebecca Romijn’s performance, by the time all is said and done.

If you haven’t seen them already, be sure to check out the following First Class promotional materials as well:

X-Men: First Class will be in theaters on June 3rd, 2011.

Source: X-Men Movies Facebook Page

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  1. The ending really sold me. Methinks this movie is much more than meets the eye.

    • much more than meets the eye

      Transformers? 😀

      • Mutants in disguise (in Mystique´s case literally)… :)

    • Nice ending.

  2. Does anybody know if there is a dark knight rises “official” Facebook page as well?because I checked it and there seems to be a lot of them. I don’t know which one of them is truly for Warner bros. Thank you for helping.
    And wow, good work on that mystique trailer! Now, after all these characters driven trailers I am really going digging the first class lol

  3. In the actual script she asks Magneto if he thinks blue makes her forehead look too big.

  4. I’m still curious (curious, mind you, not skeptical) about how they’re going to juggle all these characters together without stunting a character’s backstory… Now, granted, backstory isn’t necessary for everyone, but still… I don’t want this movie to be a hastily thrown together ensemble film, which by early indications, I’m quite happy to say it is not!

  5. All this character trailers look very good. All this new mutants getting the hang on their powers seems very well developed.

    I’m excited to see this!

    By the way Kofi… I loved the “keyboard critics” term. Very spot on 😀

  6. I’ve always loved the X-Men comics/characters. Been a big Wolverine and Cyclops fan before it was cool (way pre-movies). Really liked the first two films, hated the third (it’s been said before but what a waste), and honestly First Class fell to the back burner for me. After these individual trailers though I’m completely sold. This is what the X-Men story was always about. Being normal/human while being different. The struggles of fitting into a society that doesn’t want you but that you are a part of. Again small previews but looks like some great casting/acting and Vaughn was the right man for the job. This could be something special.

  7. looks great. they final got rid of wolverine and are focusing on other mutants. if they keep this up and keep the continuity, and show us mutants like glob herman, beak,husk,chamber,sinister,cyclops,anole, mammomax,and apocalypse, and do the sentinel story then i really look forward to sequels, but they have to have strong story,characters, and keep continuity!!!!!!! looks great tho.

  8. Totally agree with that first comment, great trailer for a character that is often overlooked.

  9. Wait… isn’t she supposed to love Azazel? And then those two become Nightcrawler’s parents??

    • Shuuuush, not too loud or all the FoX-Men fans are gonna complain about how it doesn’t matter 😉

      (But yes, that’s one of a very VERY long list of things wrong with this movie)

      • I’m sure the mystique/azazel romance is in the plan for future installments.

        • Doubt it, would be nice to see though if it does happen.

          • I think it WILL happen. Otherwise thy could have picked another mutant instead of Azazel…

          • His can you strongly doubt it? No one has even seen the movie yet and how Azazel and Mystique even interact.

      • but it doesnt. for you see….. than again, why bother? you clearly hate the idea for this movie which is only based on a comic which already has multiple interpretations out there. I hear Twilight is pretty faithful, go watch that.

  10. Im hoping she is not the catalyst to turn Hank blue and furry…..

    • Hank just got burned by an STD that turned him blue. Where it came from is purely speculation…….

  11. Jennifer Lawrence is a great actress so I’m confident she will add layers to Mystique’s character.

    OfT: With all the mostly B-level mutants on the cast, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of them will die by the end of the movie, thus introducing us to the X Men we know and love.

  12. Rebecca R was a much hotter Mystique, didn’t have to change to impress me 😉

  13. Looking good so far. I have great belief that it will be successful.

  14. i was hoping to find more nitpicks, complaints, jabs, and pre-school sarcasm. it must’ve been a somewhat favorable trailer…

    the avengers may have the action, but xmfc definitely seems to have the heart. thats all i can ask for. 😀

  15. I like that last bit between Magneto and Mistique. It really shows a connection between the Mystique of XFC and X2.

    Nightcrawler: “why don’t you make your self look normal all the time?”
    Mystique: “because we shouldn’t have to”

    You can really see Magneto’s influence on her in this trailer. Can’t wait for this film

  16. X-Men: First Class is rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality, and a violent image. Sounds like this one will be more of a character driven film than an action-packed film like the last two. I cant wait until comes out

  17. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos FTW!

    Sorry, Jennifer Lawrence has some big… err… shoes (yeah, that’s it!) to fill.