More from X-MEN: First Class (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Source: Bleeding Cool, 20th Century Fox

We still have a little over a month to go before 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios reveal the prequel into theaters but the two studios have managed to turn the last day into what can best be described as X-Men: First Class day. Not only have they revealed a fifth international trailer for the June 3 release but they've also found a way to reveal a new poster (click the photo above) and some new profiles that come with brief interview bits from the stars playing the characters.

Where to begin? Let's first look at a look at character profiles with the actors discussing their individual roles courtesy of MSN Movies and Yahoo Movies. Please take into account that spoiler territory is taken within the quotes.

Nicolas Hault on playing Hank McCoy aka Beast:

"He tries out a serum from Mystique's DNA to try and stop his feet from appearing apelike and massive, because he's very self-conscious about it. Unfortunately that goes wrong and he becomes the Beast that we know from the other films and cartoons and comics."

Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells) on playing Azazel at the Hellfire Club alongside Bacon's Sebastian Shaw:

"Kevin Bacon's got a team of freaky sidekicks, one of them being the fantastic January Jones, and one of them being the not so fantastic bright red Jason Flemyng, and also Alex Gonzalez who plays Riptide. And latterly in the film we recruit Zoe Kravitz as well. They're just goons, but my skill, if I have any skill at all, is to make something out of what on paper isn't too much."

Lucas Till talks about becoming Alex Summers aka Havok:

"In the comics [Havok] has a suit that kind of absorbs excess energy. But it was more like a meter that told him how much power he had, whereas in this one I have something that channels it because I can't control it myself. It's a chest piece that focuses the ray so I don't blow it out everywhere."

And finally, Michael Fassbender chimes in on becoming the new Magneto:

"At the start of the movie we get introduced to Erik as a boy. We start in the concentration camps with him and it cuts to 20 years later and it's the early 60s and it's Erik as a grown man. He's on a quest to get Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. Shaw had him in these concentration camps - and as we know the Nazis were doing lots of experimentation with all sorts of things like measuring skull size and brain size and running experiments on human beings, essentially. Shaw is trying to unleash this power in Magneto - he's recognized that he can manipulate metal - and so we catch up with Erik on a quest to basically hunt Shaw down."

Check out more here and here.

While you can check out the new character poster by clicking photo above, the next item on today's checklist is the fifth international trailer for X-Men: First Class. Just in case in the previous four international trailers didn't quite convince you. Check it out below and sound off with your thoughts.


Thanks to Pendragon0 for the submission.



Series: X-Men: First Class