Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hot New Trailer: X-Men First Class

Disclaimer: I have never been a big fan of the X-Men comics. The original trilogy of films plus Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine did not do much to sway my unfavourable opinion so it's hardly surprising that when I heard about the development of a new X-Men film early last year, I couldn't help but feel more than a bit disinterested. Fast forward a year later and the appearance of a new international trailer for the film now known as X-Men: First Class has got me all kinds of excited for an X-Men film for the first time in my life. It doesn't hurt that it's directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and features a talented cast that includes James McAvoy (Wanted, Atonement, The Last King Of Scotland), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Centurion), Kevin Bacon, January Jones (Mad Men) and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone). Have a look at the full trailer below:

Looks epic doesn't it?

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.

X-Men: First Class opens in South African cinemas on June 3 2011.

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