February 10, 2011 by Paul Curtin
We’re a little surprised that this didn’t debut during last weekend’s Super Bowl XLV commercials… guess Fox didn’t have it in their budget or didn’t want to go up against Transformers, Captain America, Super 8, or Cowboys & Aliens.
Anyways, 20th Century Fox released the first official trailer for the upcoming prequel to the X-Men series entitled X-Men: First Class. The film is set for release on June 3, 2011 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, James McAvoy (Wanted), Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, and Kevin Bacon. Here’s an official synopsis:
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.