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X-Men: First Class Trailer: I Halted That Illusion, I'm Not Your Average Guy

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 11, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 11, 2011 |

Well, fuck. We’ve been knocking this one around for ages, and finally we have the first trailer for X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust). Skepticism has abounded — to0 many characters, etc., etc. And the trailer…

… Well, it fucking works.

There’s a hell of a lot to process in there. Here’s what I noticed at first glance:

  • I’m thrilled with the Cold War/Cuban Missle Crisis setting.
  • Looks like Beast (Nicholas Hoult) starts out human, and eventually turns, well, Beastly.
  • Fassbender is chilling in his delivery of that last line.
  • I like that they’re re-using the sets for the mansion from the prior films.
  • Prototype Cerebro!
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique — again, maintaining the same idea as the earlier films in terms of appearance. This is a good idea.
  • Emma Frost turning into diamond form, similar to the (horribly misused) version in Wolverine.
  • Havok!
  • That final shot is the mother of all money shots.

There’s a lot more in there. And a lot more that they didn’t show — Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Banshee, Darwin, AzazeI. I have to say that while it’s early, while it’s only 90 seconds of footage, while there’s much left to be seen… despite all of that, I’ll admit it — based on the trailer and the trailer only? I’m fucking sold.

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