With the X-Men: First Class movie approaching fast I just wanted to share with you the top five characters I am most looking forward to seeing in this adaptation.
Erik Lensherr has always been a fascinating character. As a child, a prisoner in a Nazi Concentration camp, now as an adult fearing the same fate of mutant kind. He may be one of the most complex characters in the X-verse. I look forward to seeing how he and Charles meet and become respected friends in the beginning.
Charles Xavier, telepathic leader of the X-Men. The literal brainchild of bringing all the mutants together. I look forward to seeing him as a younger character, perhaps not as sage and still learning. As eager as I am to see how Charles and Erik connect as friends, I anticipate even more to see how they are driven apart.
Sebastian Shaw, in the comics head of the Hellfire Club that also debuted The White Queen, Emma Frost. I am curious to see how Sebastian fits into all of this. Admittedly I don't know all that much about the character, but I am anxious to see the dynamic of three leaders of faction in the X-verse working together and being driven apart.
Hank McCoy, beastly intellect, scientist, and a blue furred acrobat. Arguably the only true roster member of X-Men: First Class to make an appearance in the movie. We get to see Hank as a budding young scientist, then transformed. Perhaps also the only character to remain sided with Xavier. How his personality fits in with others like Magneto and Mystique should prove interesting.
A young Raven Darkholme. Mystique was always a fairly interesting character to me, her history shrouded in...well mystique. The trailers for this movie make her seem almost naive and innocent, and I look forward to seeing what her motivation for following Magneto so loyally is, and where her true hatred for humanity stems from.
I think every character we encounter in this movie will be an interesting one, but these are the ones I most look forward to seeing.
What about you? Which characters do you look forward to seeing, or relationships you anticipate? Comment below!
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