Ugh, maybe I’m starting to get superhero-lag, but the trailer for X-Men: First Class does absolutely nothing for me. In fact, I take that back. I’m not sick of superhero movies, but I am done with the X-Men. Fans of the Marvel comic can flip me the bird all they want, but this franchise was over for me after Bryan Singer’s craptastic sequel, X2. X-Men: The Last Stand (directed by that tool, Brett Ratner) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine were nothing more than glossy turds tossed at the screen by a money-grubbing studio intent on milking the X-Men teat for the very last drop of golden money milk. Perhaps the only project I’m remotely interested in watching is the forthcoming Wolverine, and that’s only because somehow Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) was coerced into directing.
X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and hits theaters on June 3, 2011. The movie stars James McAvoy as Professer Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, January Jones as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. If anything draws me to the film, it’s the cast, which seems pretty eclectic. The story, which focuses on the relationship between Xavier and Magneto, just hasn’t grabbed my interest yet. We’ll see how I feel when a new, longer trailer hits the web, but for now, I’m not biting my nails in anticipation for this summer mutant movie.
Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know your thoughts. Are you an X-Men fan and, if so, why should I get juiced for this prequel?