‘X-Men: First Class’ trailer debuts on Facebook

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X-Men: First Class

The long-awaited trailer for X-Men: First Class debuted today on Facebook (and you can now watch it above via YouTube).

The movie, which explores the roots of the conflict between two factions of  super-powered mutants, will open in theaters June 3.

Read on for the full Fox press release.

X-MEN FANS TO GET INITIAL VIEWING OF X-MEN: FIRST CLASS TRAILER DEBUT

On February 10, Facebook’s Worldwide Community of X-Men Fans Will Come Together at Facebook.com/XMenMovies,

For Exclusive First Look at Long-Awaited Trailer

LOS ANGELES, (February 10, 2011) – The first trailer for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS will debut February 10, exclusively on Facebook.  The event will bring together the social networking site’s worldwide community of millions of X-Men fans – at Facebook.com/XMenMovies – to experience the unveiling of footage from the June 3 release.

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.

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.

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