More Talk, Less Action In New X-Men: First Class Trailer

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-27 11:21:54discussion comments
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The marketing for X-Men: First Class thus far has been fairly disappointing. From the horrendous Photoshop disasters they call posters to the repetitious trailers, the whole marketing plan seems to be based on the idea that because it's an X-Men movie people will come no matter what. Come June 3 we'll see if that strategy has paid off.

Yahoo! has launched a new trailer for the Matthew Vaughn-directed comic book movie, which serves as a prequel to the events of the Bryan Singer/Brett Ratner trilogy. In the film, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), who will later become Professor X, starts up a friendship with fellow mutant Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender). Starting the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, they find themselves growing apart as they begin to start seeing the world differently.

Check out the new X-Men: First Class trailer below.



While I know a lot of you are going to disagree, I actually liked this trailer more than any of the others. At its core the X-Men franchise has always been about segregation and prejudice, and this new look demonstrates that better than any of the others. Obviously this makes it appeal more to the comic book fans, but that's an important section of the audience. There are some action moments for those wishing that this was a Michael Bay movie, but I think this is a much better direction for the marketing, particularly in light of how everything else has gone.

For more on X-Men: First Class, including a full gallery of images and trailers, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database

In other X-Men related news, THR reports that a dispute has been settled behind the scenes of the film, as the Writers Guild of America has determined the writing credits on the film. According to the guild, Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer will be getting story credits for the movie, while Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn will be getting screenplay credits. The strange thing about the story is that Josh Schwartz and Jamie Moss - the first writers assigned to the project - were completely left out and Turner was included despite never taking a pass with the script (he received credit because his script for X-Men Origins: Magneto was morphed and changed to fit into First Class).
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