'X-Men: First Class' Russian Trailer: New Footage, More Mutants

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The Russian trailer for X-Men: First Class has debuted, and though it's been dubbed into a language I don't recognize, I must say that the trailer as a whole is as epic as the American trailer (which I am still watching daily, by the way).

Although it still seems like a long shot - what with 20th Century Fox behind the film and a rushed production schedule - with two solid trailers under belt, is it time to get cautiously optimistic about this film?

The X-Men: First Class Russian trailer provides two things that its American predecessor does not: more footage of the young mutants in the film in action, and more insight into the character of Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender. Of all the young X-Men included in the film, it's Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) who gets some extra time to shine in this new trailer - keep a look out for both his signature sonic scream and flight capabilities. Also of note: this film's version of Beast (Nicholas Hoult) looks better and better the more I see of him.

Check out the X-Men: First Class Russian trailer below [Update: Watch the English version of the international X-Men: First Class trailer]:



Trailers can be misleading, but it's rare that you have two trailers - especially a domestic and foreign one - that can both successfully mislead you into thinking a crap movie is going to be awesome. Despite the (perhaps specious) decries of many X-Men purists, I'm slowly beginning to come around to the idea that Matthew Vaughn's James Bond meets Twilight meets Thirteen Days vision of the X-Men's early years could be an entertaining summer flick at worst, and a hit comic book movie at best.

Dare I even wonder if it might turn out to be the best X-flick to date? Dare I even wonder?

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

Source: The Playlist

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