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Fox has released so many trailers and television spots, in rapid-fire succession, that it’s becoming difficult to keep track of them all. The newest, and perhaps last, international trailer adopts a different tone from the domestic version that debuted yesterday, further emphasizing the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis and unveiling new footage. In the process, we’re introduced to Oliver Platt’s Man in Black, and shown Rose Byrne’s MacTaggart and Alex Gonzalez’s Riptide in action.
The studio also debuted a new poster that’s probably the best of the lackluster bunch.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr, January Jones as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Henry McCoy/Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy/Banshee, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Oliver Platt as the Man in Black, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggart and Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore. It opens on June 3.
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.