The world premiere of the new theatrical trailer for "X-Men: The Last Stand" was broadcast last night on FOX, during the 2-hour episode of "24"! For those without a broadband connection, click here for the flipbook.
Since the teaser trailer alone for this third (and likely final) installment of the X-Men movies managed to get geeked fans’ panties in a bunch, the complete, official trailer is bound to drive mutant lovers into a veritable frenzy.
Here are some screenshots from the new trailer:
"X-Men 3" is set for release May 26, and as more and more sneak peeks are released, that date can’t come soon enough. Click here to see flipbook images from the teaser trailer, and here to view character shots and stills in the photo gallery.
The synopsis for "X-Men: The Last Stand" has thrown the fan world for a loop:
"In X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, the final chapter in the "X-Men" motion picture trilogy, a "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test — triggering the war to end all wars."
Many fans of the legendary X-Men comic series are upset over Fox’s apparent decision to end the film series here, when scores more stories and characters exist in the history of the comic. The filmmakers are rumored to have more individual "X-Men" spinoffs in the works, including projects that would focus on the origin stories of Magneto and Wolverine.
In any case, "X-Men" fans will flock to theaters in droves come May 26 — and will eat up the new trailer until then. Watch FOX tonight to catch the world premiere of the trailer, or check back at Rotten Tomatoes’ "X-Men: The Last Stand" trailer page afterwards to see it again.
For those of you interested, IGN’s FilmForce has a nice series of articles here about "X-Men: The Last Stand," including set-visit interviews with stars Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, and director Brett Ratner.