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X- 40 Amazing New 'X-Men: First Class' Trailer Screencaps and Breakdown

X is for X-Men
The new International trailer for the comic movie X-Men: First Class was released last night on Yahoo and we've got a breakdown of the best screen caps along with quotes from the actors that explain the characters.

Synopsis: "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. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN."

Prof. Charles "Professor X" Xavier (James McAvoy)
"Charles has this connection to everybody because he can feel their experiences and see them. Their memories are his memories. But he wasn't looking for Erik. We do have completely different views as well, and what's quite nice is that those scenes don't come to a nice reconciliation at the end. They're left, so the tension carries on through the movie."

Sean "Banshee" Cassidy (Caleb Landry Jones)
"Banshee's got a supersonic scream, and he learns how to fly in this movie. He's always pretty smart, it seems like. He's mostly good. I know there's a love connection in the comics with Moira, so I try to look at her just a little bit differently, you know, when I can, so for any of the fans watching, they can notice that."

Erik "Magneto" Lensherr (Michael Fassbender)
"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 recognised that he can manipulate metal - and so we catch up with Erik on a quest to basically hunt Shaw down."

 The X-Men: Beast, Havok, Angel, Mystique, Darwin

Armando "Darwin" Muñoz (Edi Gathegi)
"Darwin gets his nickname from Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution. My character is in a constant state of evolution. It's called reactive adaptation - so whatever environment he's in, in order to survive he will mutate. If he gets thrown in water, all of a sudden he might have gills. The lights go out, he'll have 20-20 vision in the pitch black. And the possibilities are endless with good writing. 

Hank "Beast" McCoy (Nicholas Hoult)
"He's a young scientist - a very clever guy - but a little bit shy and awkward around the girls and just socially awkward around the group. He's a good guy, but it's hard work for him. [H]e 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."
We see "Beast's" agility and strength as Hank jumps up and hangs from the ceiling.

Hank takes the serum

"Beast" piloting the jet after transforming

Angel Salvatore (Zoe Kravitz)
"They come to find me, knowing about my mutation, and I'm working at a go-go club. I don't know what they're there for, so I take them in back for a private dance and then we show each other our powers." MTV

Alex "Havok" Summers (Lucas Till )
"Havok, is Scott 'Cyclops' Summers's younger brother. I can shoot plasma beams out of my entire body instead of just optic beams. It's always in outbursts of lack of control. It's a chest piece that focuses the ray so I don't blow it out everywhere."
Havok learns to control his power beam
The Evil "Hellfire Club": Azazel, Sabastian Shaw and Emma Frost

Frost transforms to her impossibly hard diamond form.

Azazel (Jason Flemyng
"He's a bad guy. 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."

Raven "Mystique" Darkholme  (Jennifer Lawrence)

The film is set around the Cuban Missile Crisis

X:Men: First Class opens in the U.S. June 3, 2011

Do you think X-Men First Class will be worth seeing?

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