We’re long past the point where we didn’t know much at all about Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class, as a parade of trailers has shown more and more footage from the film in the runup to the June 3 release date. The only problem now, for those who are really devoted to the property, is that there has been a stark contrast between the smartly-cut trailers and some of the terrible posters and bad early stills.
Now there are three new character trailers that introduce Banshee, Beast and Havok — characters that are familiar to long-time X-Men fans, but maybe not as much to casual audiences. Check out all three after the break. Read More »
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After a shaky start to its marketing campaign, fans were almost overwhelmingly positive about the teaser trailer to X-Men First Class, director Matthew Vaughn‘s period X-Men film chronicling the rise of both Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), the men destined to become mutant leaders Professor X and Magneto.
Now, 20th Century Fox has revealed the full theatrical trailer for the June 3 release. Will fan response be as strong? Watch it after the jump and judge for yourself. Read More »
The past 36 hours have been part of what was probably the slowest news cycle of the year, so why not throw out two more short trailers for X-Men: First Class? They’re basically cut from the same mold as the one we saw earlier this week, with perhaps one or two glimpses of new stuff. Usually that wouldn’t be notable, but one of the new shots shows Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) putting his powers into action.
If that’s something you’ve been waiting to see, check out the first of two embeds that follow and wait patiently for the slider to hit the 1:01 mark. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 by Angie Han
Yet another new international trailer for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class has dropped, and while it looks a lot like all the other trailers we’ve seen, I can’t argue that it doesn’t look good. There’s also a tiny bit of new footage within. Watch it after the jump.
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Usually, talking about making sequels to a film that’s still about two months from release would constitute extreme over-confidence. But, usually, those movies aren’t part of the X-Men franchise, a tried and true property that’s already had four successful films with more currently in development. The latest one, X-Men: First Class, is scheduled for release on June 3 and will serve as a prequel to all of those other films, telling the story of two very important mutants – Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) – as they begin to form their opinions, and factions, in the 1960s. Director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and producer Bryan Singer (X-Men) sat down with Total Film and once again threw around some ideas for potential sequel jump off points. Read what they had to say after the jump. Read More »
A couple weeks ago a great international trailer for X-Men: First Class appeared, with dialogue dubbed in Russian. Now there is a Japanese cut of the trailer — same thing, but with original English dialogue. If the dubbing put you off before there’s no reason not to take a look now. While some of the marketing for the film has been a little off the mark, the two core trailers — this one and the primary US one — have been fantastic and full of promise. So catch up now by hitting the jump. Read More »
The ’60s setting of X-Men: First Class has offered some great opportunities for visual design. Some of the film’s sets and costumes really seem to go to town with the visual signifiers of the time period, and there have been other nods to the early ’60s in vintage-style magazine covers and fan-made posters. Now check out this fan-made opening credits sequence, which uses well-known design ideas from Saul Bass and various James Bond credit sequence designers to condense the basic ideas of the characters and the time period in which the story takes place.
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Total Film has a new cover story on X-Men: First Class, and the magazine has created a bonus for those who purchase: a series of three vintage-style covers that emulate the classic styles of mags such as Life and Esquire. They’re great ways to get across the swinging ’60s vibe of First Class. And damn, but Michael Fassbender’s cover makes him look like a pretty ideal possible James Bond successor.
There’s a gallery with the covers right after the break, and then a rundown of quite a few new plot details that have broken over the past couple days as various people involved in the film have talked to the press. Consider those details all mildly spoilerish at least; if you want to be surprised by the film just check out the great cover gallery and move on. Read More »