Most people suspected that the trailer for Matthew Vaughn directed X-men: First Class was going to hit airwaves on Super Bowl Sunday. Not only was there no trailer, there wasn’t even a mention of the next film in the X-men franchise anywhere near football’s biggest day. Talk about missing the field goal and spoiling the whole game 20th Century Fox, that could have been huge. As of right now however (literally, right now) the world gets it’s first look at the X-men of the 1960’s with these exclusive trailer from the official X-men Movies Facebook page.
Get the popcorn and go-go boots ready
How was that for satisfaction? Does the trailer make up for how bad X-men 3 or Wolverine Origins was? Admit it, you hated those two. Yes, Marvel and Vaughn have magically switched up the origin of the X-men into something different (The original X-Men were Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel), but this alternate universe does give us the essence of ‘classic’ X-Men. It blends Singers X-men with a 1960’s aesthetic. Mutants. Cuban Missile Crisis. Planes. Xavier with Hair and oh so sexy Emma Frost. It should be well worth the price of admission when X-men: First Class comes out June 3rd, 2011.
FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
It stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Kevin Bacon Sebastian Shaw, and as James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.