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Last-Minute X-Men: First Class Clip Reveals One Of Movie’s Cameos

Even as X-Men: First Class opens with an impressive midnight gross of $3.4 million, and heads toward a far more impressive first weekend, 20th Century Fox continues to bang the promotional drum, releasing a last-minute clip from the Matthew Vaughn-directed film.

This scene features Michael Fassbender’s Erik Lensherr, Jennifer Lawrence’s Raven Darkholme — striking the seductive, sheet-covered pose we’ve been shown many times already — and … a familiar face. If you’ve read many reviews, you probably already know about the movie’s cameos, but I won’t spoil them here.

Warning! If you don’t want to know one of the “surprise” guest stars, don’t watch the clip below! Don’t even scroll down, as you’ll see it in the frozen image on the embedded player!

X-Men: First Class, which opens today nationwide, also stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy, 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.

(via Moviefone)

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  • http://twitter.com/MichaelSacal Michael Sacal

    I just got back from seeing this and I thought this was a very cool cameo. Everything they did in the movie with Mystique, Charles, and Erik was awesome. I liked the twist in the relationship between Raven and Charles (specially when you recall what she did to him in the first movie), and her involvement with Erik (specially when you recall her conversation with Nightcrawler in X2).

    This was Mystique’s movie as much as it was Erik and Charles’.

    When First Class is seen with Last Stand in mind, it adds a layer of tragedy to the relationship between Magneto and Mystique that makes their story that much more interesting.

  • Jennifer Sweet

    Well it makes perfect sense. If they were going to show Mystique looking older, she SHOULD look like Rebecca Romijn for the obvious reason that she played the older Mystique. If I was the casting director and saw the scene my first thought would have been, “Oh, I guess we’ll call Rebecca Romjin. She is really the only one that makes sense for this scene. I’m glad she agreed to do it, as it makes the movie more complete, shows more attention to detail and should add to the immersion.

    I have not seen it yet, but will soon as my husband and I are BIG “X-Men” fans. Looks like they did a good job, movie inconsistencies aside (from the comic, like Ice Man not being a founding member in this movie because he is a teen in the first one, and Mystique & Hank McCoy’s relationship which as far as I know, never happened at all in the comic.) Still am looking forward to it, as I give comic based movies some leeway, as long as they retain the important basics and the feel of the comic and it’s environment. Not totally betray the comic canon as in “Catwoman” and “Ghost Rider.” Probably two of the worst comic book to movie adaptations made EVER. In my humble opinion of course, and that of “Rotten Tomatoes” and “Metacritic” as well as critics from the “L.A. Times” and the “New York Times.” Yeah, bad movies, I’ve got my hopes up for “X-Men: First Class.”

  • comicbookcub

    it was a very good movie.. and technically the mutants in this movie AREN’T the first class of x-men. 

  • Jmcreer

    You’re in for a treat – I saw it last Thursday and it was hands-down the best X-Men film yet, possibly the best Marvel film to date also.  The films have never been a slavish adaptation of the comics – but the important thing is that they have the tone and theme of the comics. 

  • Faust

    Nice I was wondering who the 2nd one was! Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/tomdaylight tom

    Sure… except the scene was transparently written around the purpose of getting her onto the screen. Just like the other cameo scene…

  • Dhuntley81

    What did she do to him in the first movie ??  Can not remember 

  • CJ3

    She setup Cerebro so that it would hurt Xavier.

    Personally after watching First Class (which I loved it) it has a lot of continuity problems, in fact so many that you have to disregard so much that the first 3 X-Men movies at this point a separate story altogether that is another universe.

    If they make another X-men movie follow-up to first class I would just call it The X-Men and reboot everything so that the continuity makes actual sense.  For starters in the first X-Men movie Charles tells Wolverine that Magneto help him setup Cerebro, obviously wrong if you watch First Class for many reasons.

    In the last X-Men movie the Last Stand, when Mystique loses her powers she is a naked woman with dark hair, um another obvious problem in continuity.  It also has Magneto and Xavier in their old age before he loses his ability to walk to find Jean Grey.  I could go on, those movies are on a completely different realm.  X-Men First Class might as well be considered a reboot.

  • Jmcreer

    But who’s to say what happens between First Class and the first X-Men film?  Xavier’s regained his ability to walk and then lost it several times in the comics.  Magneto and Xavier have also been enemies, friends, and then enemies again as well.  As for Cerebro, well Magneto was there, and who’s to say further films won’t explore them both mucking around with/ perfecting the device?

    At the end of the day though, I couldn’t care less about continuity – just a good film.

  • comicbookcub

    you realize that Mystique was just making her current form (the human look which she had blonde hair cause that was considered the “norm”) look older.  Who’s to say her real hair color isn’t black. She’s a freaking shapeshifter… who has the power you know to make her hair look any color she wants. 

  • Juanfrausto

    As the previous posts have pointed out, continuity problems are not that big of a deal. I think it fits rather well with the rest of the movies. In fact it gives them a different angle. First Class makes me want to see what happens after Last Stand, l never thought that would happen. Lol.

  • Skullcapcomix

    “In the last X-Men movie the Last Stand, when Mystique loses her powers she is a naked woman with dark hair, um another obvious problem in continuity.  It also has Magneto and Xavier in their old age before he loses his ability to walk to find Jean Grey.  I could go on, those movies are on a completely different realm.  X-Men First Class might as well be considered a reboot.”
    It is a prequel, but a slightly re-imagined one. In X-2, Mystique uses her human form of Rebecca , with blonde hair, to inject the iron into the guard’s blood. AND , when she is human again in X-3, it si still Rebecca, only her hair is how it REALLY looks if she was fully human. Recall that any time we see her in “human” form before X-3 power loss, its her self0image of what she WANTS to look like. She has short red/brown hair… but WANTS long blonde hair because of her self-image problems. Once she loses her powers she can’t manipulate her hair anymore and it reverts to normal. the problem is you are assuming that when she has long blonde hair (obviously manipulated as her hair is much more trimmed when she’s blue) that that is what her hair really looks like were she fully in human form with no powers being used… this is obviously not the case, and just another of her disguises….

  • Skullcapcomix

    “In fact it gives them a different angle. First Class makes me want to see what happens after Last Stand, l never thought that would happen. Lol.”

    … Bryan Singer does everything possible to make people forget the abortion that was Last Stand? Haha… course, Wolverine already made me forget about it…. Last Stand was OSCAR WORTHY by comparison….

  • Knibber

    SPOILERS:

    Opinions may differ.  I don’t think Raven’s actions add up to  real character even just in First Class, and Xmen 1 makes it worse.  She goes w/ Erik just after Charles is shot?  Can’t buy it.

    Plus, this movie (along with the other three) just can’t help but define Mystique as a character only so far as she relates to men, Chalres and Erik.  That’s a difference from the comics, a choice that they made, and one that makes Mystique a much less interesting and powerful character.

  • Knibber

    Keep those hopes up.  Most people seem to love it.  

    I was really disappointed myself but I’m glad some folks liked it :)

  • The_nephilim71

    The movie is great. Just think of it as a reboot. There are too many continuity gaffes to call this a prequel. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.schmitt#!/ David R. Schmitt

    Yeah, this is a reboot and I’m glad of it. I want to see more of this core cast with minimal additions. What made this work so damn well was the character development. Start throwing in any mutant just to show off their powers and you’ll get the mess that is X-men:Last Stand.

  • CJ3

    I mean yeah I admit that we could stretch this film to make continuity work, but as it is right now there is a lot of work to be done to make it all fit.  There were also some great explanations about Mystique and transformations between First Class and Last Stand.

    If they make more movies to explain all of it, then great.  If they don’t go down the patch to explain the gaps etc, than I consider this a reboot.  I am usually not this biased or stuck, but for some reason I am on putting all the X-Men movies together and making them work LOL.

    Let’s just make more movies that follow First Class and yes one more to follow Last Stand.  But we need a consistent director who knows how to make X-Men movies well and the First Class director was awesome at it, bring him back!