Just unveiled over at Facebook, the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS trailer is here. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (STARDUST, KICK-ASS) and staring James McEvoy, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, and a cast of thousands, it’s a retcon showing the origins of the mutant team in the ’60s, starring young Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. The original X-MEN: FIRST CLASS comic was written by Jeff Parker, but it hasn’t been explained how much of an influence it had on filmmakers.
This is miles better than the dreadfully boring stills that were previously released; Vaughn knows his superhero stuff and how to give it some life. Our one big beef: This does not look like it was set in the ’60s! Some JFK voice-overs do not a different decade make! Have they never seen Mad Men? Or A SIMPLE MAN? Or…the British Avengers.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.