Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class opens in less than a month (June 4th) and today YahooMovies has a new short clip. The clip is called “Magic Trick” and it features James McAvoy’s Professor Xavier and Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique demonstrating their powers before skeptical CIA agents McTaggert (Rose Byrne) and Stryker (you may remember him as Brian Cox in X2, or Danny Huston in Wolverine, though hopefully you blocked that one out). Call me crazy, but I think the old “wanna see a magic trick?” loses a bit of its luster when your trick is turning a hot young girl into a fat white guy, when the same opener in The Dark Knight ended with someone getting stabbed in the eye with a pencil. Pencil stabbings > fat white guys, if you’re keeping score at home.
What’s McAvoy’s mutation supposed to be, over-enunciating?