Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
As we move one day closer to the June 3 opening of X-Men: First Class, Twentieth Century Fox has released yet another clip from the Matthew Vaughn-directed film. While yesterday’s clip onslaught was pretty somber, populated by a butt-kicking Hellfire Club, an unhappy Magneto and a detached Emma Frost, this one is far more lighthearted, focusing on the struggle by Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) to use his sonic powers for flight.
X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme, January Jones as Emma Frost, Lucas Till as Alex Summers, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy, 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.
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.