I’m not sure why Russia has a new trailer for X-Men: First Class, chock full of unseen footage, but they do, and frankly, I can’t believe no one’s used the old Yakov Smirnov special for the title before me. Oh well. You’re probably more interested in the shots of the mutants using their powers, Beast mutating into blue furry Beast, Emma Frost getting her diamond mode on, and most importantly, Michael Fassbender as Magneto being totally badass as at every single moment. I gotta tell you, this Russian trailer makes me more excited for First Class than the Anerican trailer did. Someone should get a few extra rubles in their paycheck for that.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.