It was the trailer you wanted to see the most during the Super Bowl, and now it’s finally here. X-Men: First Class is the latest film in the popular X-Men movie franchise and the first since X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It's another ensemble piece like all the X-Men films, but this one is a prequel that takes a look at how the characters Professor X and Magneto originally came to be, as friends first and then foes.
'X-Men: First Class' Trailer Debuts Today!
The film stars James McAvoy (as Professor Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon and more in what's sure to be one of summer's biggest blockbusters. You'll recognize some of these mutants from previous installments (like Mystique), and you'll learn more about mutants like Beast, Havoc and Emma Frost.
The first trailer definitely has an X-Men feel to it, and I especially like the fact that it's set against the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early '60s. The mutants look sharp, though we only really get fast flashes of them since they don't want to reveal too much just yet. McAvoy and Fassbender are both very strong lead actors and perfect for these roles – I can see how they'll be the ones really drawing us into this story.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (who delivered a wickedly wild ride in Kick-Ass), X-Men: First Class hits theaters on June 3rd.
Let us know what you think when you watch the trailer below. Does this look like the sort of X-Men movie you can get behind and root for? How high has this trailer helped raised First Class on your summer movie anticipation meters?
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