Initially I thought it was a bad sign that X-Men: First Class was one of the few summer blockbusters missing in action during the Super Bowl last weekend, but now that they’ve released the first official trailer online, I think it’s safe to say that they actually made a wise decision. While all of the other movies were trying to cram tons of high-energy action sequences and cool one-liners into just 30 seconds, the first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men prequel takes its time establishing a tone and a time period, putting drama and characters above flashy visual effects.
That’s not to say there is no excitement in the trailer, however. We do get some brief glimpses of Mystique and Emma Frost transforming, Beast flying a plane, and Havok unleashing a plasma blast, but it definitely seems to be going for something a little more “real world”, if such a thing is possible with the X-Men. I’m definitely impressed and looking forward to seeing if the director of Kick-Ass of all people can bring a level of maturity to this franchise that we haven’t yet seen. What do you think, are things finally looking up for X-Men: First Class? The movie hits theatres on June 3rd; check out the trailer after the jump.