How good is this Russian trailer for X-Men: First Class? I didn’t understand a word of it and yet I now want to see the movie even more. There’s plenty of new footage in this trailer, and it looks like the story is more centered on Magneto (Michael Fassbender) than it is on Professor X (James McAvoy). I have absolutely no problem with that. And yet, I can’t help but feel that once again we’re being set up for a letdown. It’s a feeling that has nothing to do with the quality of trailers or the footage we’ve seen so far. It’s a feeling that comes from the one-two punch of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. X-Men: First Class also stars January Jones, Rose Byrne, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. It opens June 3rd.
Via The Playlist.
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class:
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass”) directs, and the producers are Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer. Singer, who helmed the acclaimed blockbusters “X-Men” and “X2,” wrote the story for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.