X-Men: First Class is due in theaters this summer, which means you can expect Fox’s massive marketing blitz to begin at any moment. Rumor had it that the movie’s first trailer might show up in theaters this weekend in front of Green Hornet, but Fox has debunked that speculation. You won’t see the First Class trailer in theaters this week.
The trailer has, however, been seen by vague and shadowy anonymous scoopers who send in reports to websites like Daily Blam. They have what they claim is a full report of everything contained in the trailer. Here’s a few of the highlights:
● Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellan voice over the opening lines about destiny and which side will you stand for as scenes of each in their previous X-Men movie roles flash until the entire screen flashes from white to black.
If the Daily Blam’s report is accurate, it doesn’t sound like they’re holding much back. Actually that sounds like way too much to give away in a single trailer, which makes me question their report’s validity. But assuming it is true, did we really need to see the origin of Professor Xavier’s baldness? That’s a strange choice for the movie, let alone the trailer. I really love the idea of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen being involved though, even if it's just to provide voiceover, as a way of bridging continuity. This isn't a reboot of the X-Men franchise, just another part of it. It feels right.
As a teaser, this sounds pretty action packed. Expect to be impressed when it finally does show up in theaters.
For more detailed info on X-Men: First Class visit its page in our Blend Film Database.