I came home today to find that the first trailer for the X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class, had been posted. And it is AMAZING. I have embedded it here below, for your enjoyment. I’m very excited about the period aspect of it–the Cuban Missile Crisis seems key–and in addition to the Mad Men-esque setting, Betty Draper herself (January Jones) will play Emma Frost. Young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and young Xavier (James McAvoy) seem perfectly cast, and the tone is suitably dark and intense. Look for the release of the film on June 3rd this year. I already wrote X-MEN in big block letters on that date in my Buffy calendar, AND added it to my Google calendar. If you haven’t done the same, catch-up already.