Update: X-Men: First Class trailer online
Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class has a trailer and everyone's talking about it, so much so that I couldn't resist posting it before I went to bed because it's an absolute corker.
There's been a lot of conjecture about the film, people moaning about costumes about the timeline, and some have been trying to talk it down before we've seen anything about it. Well now we have the trailer and those people are going to have a problem being heard about the roar.
The X-Men: First Class trailer is fantastic. This has got to be the darkest and most intense looking X-Men yet, and I have to say maybe it's a good thing that Matthew Vaughn turned down X-Men: The Last Stand (Filmstalker review) if we're going to end up with a film of this calibre.
Judging by the trailer for X-Men: First Class the Cuban missile crisis and the Cold War looks set to play a big part in the motivations of the X-Men, you could read into the trailer that they are waiting, unsure of what to do, and the words of President John F. Kennedy suddenly give them focus.
The most important thing of all though is beginning of that relationship between Charles and Erik, between Professor X and Magneto, this is what the trailer is all about.
Here's the blurb for the new X-Men film:
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.
Oh wow, even the blurb reads like an epic tale and the formation of the rift between the two friends and creators of the X-Men sounds like it's going to be the largest part of the franchise to date.
Enough of me harping on about how excellent the X-Men: First Class film looks like it's going to be, see for yourself:
That looks superb doesn't it, and the cast list is very impressive. James McAvoy as Xavier; Michael Fassbender as Magneto; Rose Byrne as Moira McTaggert; Nicholas Hoult as Beast; Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique; Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee; Lucas Till as Havoc; Edi Gathegi as Darwin; Jason Flemyng as Azazel, and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw; January Jones as Emma Frost; Oliver Platt as Man in Black; Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore; Morgan Lily as Young Raven Darkholme / Young Mystique; Ray Wise as the Secretary of State; Bill Milner as the young Erik Lehnsherr; Laurence Belcher as the young Charles Xavier, and more.
That cast list just adds to the anticipation don't you think?
Update: The trailer is now on Apple Trailers in full high definition.