After a long wait (and lots of refreshing on the movie's official Facebook page yesterday), fans are finally getting their first look at the prequel, "X-Men: First Class," due in theaters on June 3.
The trailer draws a direct connection between the first three "X-Men" movies (especially the first two, directed by Bryan Singer) and this, so it's not a reboot in the same way as the upcoming Andrew Garfield/Marc Webb version of "Spider-Man." This movie takes us back to the beginnings of the X-Men, during the Kennedy era (the comic book made its debut just a few months before his assassination).
We get to see James McAvoy ("Wanted") and Michael Fassbender take on the roles of Professor Xavier and Magneto, so memorably portrayed by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the earlier films. Worth noting: Xavier is able to walk in this movie, and we also see Fassbender don the iconic Magneto helmet.
Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is also seen changing forms into her blue self as Mystique, in much the same way as Rebecca Romijn did (one assumes we'll see Mystique first discovering her abilities here).
There are also a few brief glimpses of January Jones as fan favorite Emma Frost, and a younger version of Kelsey Grammer's Beast (in the original comics, Beast wasn't always furry and blue).
The characters also wear the early yellow-and-blue X-Men costumes.
Reaction to the trailer has been mostly positive online, even from fans who were underwhelmed by "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" two years ago.
What do you think of the trailer?
If you havent bought the Ex-Man collection off itunes do it now!!! Its ever comic lovers dream
I'm just hoping this movie can do something for the franchise... because all the x-men movies thus far have just been pfff. Like a fart in a strong breeze, indecernable. And dont get me started on the Wolverine movie... or X3. Both just big pieces of crap. I hated Wolverine's Origin story to begin with, it just doesn't fit with the comics storyline. Like Logan remembers at one point being a Viking and fighting with BloodScream... blah blah. So much more to say about that, but I digress.
This movie seems promising, the cast is impressive to begin with... Fassbender, McAvoy, and Nicholas Hoult all in one movie? 3 EXTREMELY talented actors, plus the director is wonderful. KickAss was great!
Meh. Looks better than Wolverine. but not very exciting. Much more looking forward to the Arofnosky directed Wolverine movie that's coming out after this.
Fassbender is one of the best actors around. Him and Tom Hardy going to rule this decade.
Not the original team I grew up with (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl and Prof. X), but I'll give it a look. Could be OK
Buncha white hooonkeys is what you is.
Why dont they have any of us black folk in these movies. All the real superheroes are black. Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods and even our ruler.
"fan favorite Emma Frost, who has never been portrayed in the movies before"
She was actually seen using her diamond form in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
the writer also got another thing wrong. emma frost has, in fact, already been portrayed in another x-men movie (the wolverine one).
Do we get to see Milner wearing the iconic Magneto helmet?
I'm pretty sure Bill Milner does play Magneto as a child, since he's, you know, a kid. The writer of this piece may not know who Michael Fassbender is now, but he will.
Bill Miner plays Magneto in the movie when he is a child.
ACTUALLY.....ISN'T MICHAEL FASSBENDER...the one whose supposed to be MAGNETO?
Actually Michael Fassbender plays Magneto...not Bill Milner...
Finally, a reboot I actually want to see.
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