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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.