Tomorrow, we’ve been informed, “Facebook’s worldwide community of X-Men fans will come together for an exclusive first look at the trailer for the highly anticipated film X-Men : First Class” (there was an exclamation mark after ‘Class’ but I’ll leave it off for the time being – let’s see the trailer first). Yup, the trailer for the young Magneto/young Xavier/young Sexy Blue Chick movie will be up at Facebook.com/XMenMovies (and likely every other outlet 3 minutes later).
Continued the spiel we received in the inbox, “As the number of fans who share the trailer grows, a specially designed X-App will subsequently unlock special content. The X-App gives users the power to evolve their Facebook experience and customize their profile pictures.”
To wet your…whatever… here’s the logo that’s up on the Facebook page as well as new pic of Magneto (that EW has up).
“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.
The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass”) directs, and the producers are Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer. Singer, who helmed the acclaimed blockbusters “X-Men” and “X2,” wrote the story for “X-Men First Class”.