Yes, we know we’ve posted every brief television spot with two seconds worth of new footage over the past little while, but this one is worth it, we swear. A new full-length trailer for “X-Men: First Class” has arrived and quite simply — it’s great.
While it starts out with stuff you’ve already seen in those aforementioned adverts, it opens up with lots of new bits and pieces and paints a much bigger world the mutants inhabit in this origin story which finds them knee deep in the Cuban missile crisis. We think it’s a great plot device and we hope the filmmakers really take it on and make the stakes feel real (something few superhero movies really do) and perhaps even off one or two of the X-Men to make that danger palpable. We’ll see how it all plays out, but so far, it looks utterly fantastic. Though we couldn’t help but smirk a little at the one concession thrown to geeks who perhaps aren’t thinking about the story too deeply — a gratuitous January Jones cleavage shot.
Anyway, this is already our most anticipated comic book movie of the summer. It opens on June 3rd — trailer below.