Russia’s X-Men: First Class Trailer is Magneto-rific

Looks like the Russians are fascinated with Magneto. Or at least, whoever cut this trailer for Russian consumption, which focuses quite extensively on the past, present, and future of one Magneto as played by Michael Fassbender. You don’t really need to know Russia to know what’s going on. Magneto is one pissed off dude, and being the master of magnetism and all, you don’t want to be on his bad side. Lots of groovy new footage from Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” below. Thanks to reader Paul for the heads 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 Lensherr 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 stop 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.

Starring Michael Fassbender, January Jones, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Lucas Till, Zoë Kravitz, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones and directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Mags dishes out some asskicking June 3, 2011.

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