Xavier Steps Up in a New 'X-Men: First Class' TV Spot

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:08 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Xavier Steps Up in a New 'X-Men: First Class' TV Spot

In all the X-Men: First Class marketing we've seen so far, Michael Fassbender's Erik Lensherr is the tugboat moving all the action.  It just makes sense, as he's got a revenge story and angry political extremism, but the prequel setting also affords an opportunity for a young, pre-paralysis Charles Xavier to assert himself.  The latest TV spot for Matthew Vaughn's mutant extravaganza is chock-full of new footage, including James McAvoy as Xavier driving the action, as well as what appears to be Magneto sucker-punching someone in a very familiar helmet.

The spot is here for your viewing pleasure based solely on the efforts of Comingsoon.

All the recent material from X-Men: First Class has given a much better idea of the story, which sees Xavier and Lensherr seeking out closeted mutants in 1962, and promptly diffusing the nuclear brinksmanship of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Semi-spoiler-wise, it seems Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon, and his Hellfire Club, including January Jones' Emma Frost, were behind the escalation that almost resulted in nuclear war.  One thing I'm plenty curious about, though: that blue room.  Obviously it's important, but what's it's function?  We shall find out soon, when X-Men: First Class hits theaters on June 3rd.

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