June 3rd is going to be an interesting day. It’s going to be the day when we learn whether or not Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class is a pile of revisionist, money-grabbing crap… or a savvy, interesting and well-portrayed bit of retconned cleverness. At this point, I’m leaning towards the latter — but only slightly.
In any event, Fox has released a series of brief character vignettes, and they’re actually quite good. Particularly fun was the one on Banshee, though their depiction of the burgeoning romance between Mystique and Beast is also somewhat interesting — even if it’s completely divergent from the comics. Anyway, here are the four that have come out so far:
Alex Summers, aka Havok:
Sean Cassidy, aka Banshee:
Henry “Hank” McCoy, aka Beast:
Raven Darkholme, aka Mystique: