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Two New X-Men: First Class Trailers Show How Mutants Saved The World From Communism

By TK Burton | Trailers | April 28, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | April 28, 2011 |

OK, so that’s not really the plot. But the Cuban Missile Crisis setting is an interesting one for Matthew Vaughn’s looming juggernaut (natch) of a film, and the new trailers provides some interesting new plot points as to the motivations of Xavier and company. There isn’t a whole lot of new action in this first brand spanking new trailer, but what there is is pretty interesting. New shots of Havok (yes, yes, red beams, move the fuck on), Banshee (who looks pretty much spot-on), and more Magneto madness. Oh, and finally a shot of Edi Gathegi as Darwin, the lone black man. Sigh.

It also provides some new context for the film, which I like — it’ll be interesting to see if it draws in any non-superhero fans based on the setting. As if the cast wasn’t enough.

Check it out:

You see? Mutants saved us from the red menace! how could we hate them so? Now if only they could save us from Birthers.

The second one contains much of the same footage, but with some extra fun stuff, including more Havok, and a hell of a finale. I kind of like how they’re showing the Hellfire Club, but not giving any indication as to how they play into the story — we’ve heard no dialogue from Kevin Bacon or January Jones, and I’m down with that. Keep some secrets, people.

Here’s the international trailer:

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