Michael Fassbender Walks Us Through the X-Men: First Class Trailer
02.12.11 by BJSprecher
This was a huge week for comic book movie fans. The Super Bowl commercial breaks were packed with TV spots for several comic-based and related genre movies, including the first teaser trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger. Then, on Thursday, the first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's prequel to the X-Men trilogy, X-Men: First Class, debuted. While the plot and major players in the Captain America trailer weren't really hard to decipher—Cap (Chris Evans) versus the Nazis, led by the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving)—the trailer for X-Men: First Class is a little more difficult to wade through. Thankfully, MTV enlisted none other than Magneto himself, Michael Fassbender, to walk us through the trailer.
X-Men: First Class was written by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) from an idea conceived by producer Bryan Singer, the director of the first two X-Men movies. The cast includes James McAvoy as Prof. X, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, January Jones as Emma Frost, Oliver Platt as The Man in Black, Lucas Till as Havok, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Jason Flemying as Azazel, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw.