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Humor, Subtext, Or Both?? Check Out This Deleted Scene From X-MEN: FIRST CLASS!!

Merrick here...

Entertainment Weekly has a deleted scene from X-MEN: FIRST CLASS in which Xavier (James McAvoy) tricks Angel (Zoe Kravitz) into perceiving Eric (Michael Fassbender) as, well, see for yourself. 

The clip is not embeddable at the moment, but you can find it HERE


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  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    That's really good..

    by Darth Valinorean

    ... though I have to agree. Ol' Prof X is kinda kinky here.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Is everyone else employed?

    by Darth Valinorean

    Is that why no one else is on AICN and I am getting comments in?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    No really ...

    by Darth Valinorean

    Am I the only unemployed soul trolling around on AICN this morning?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Thank goodness that was cut. The best scene was... (spoiler)

    by Kikstad

    ...when young Mystique shapeshifted into adult Mystique. Awesome cameo.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    On a more related note

    by Darth Valinorean

    ... I think another movie with 2 hours of just the relationship between Fassbender and MacAvoy would be great. BEFORE ProfX and Magneto arrive... Far more interesting. And someone, PLEASE replace January Jones with someone who can act.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    this is more of an extended scene

    by sunwukong86

    Most of this was in the montage when Magneto and Professor X were recruiting mutants

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Realy tired of the "gaying"up of great characters

    by TheAwareness

    Why cant too men be close friends, without homosexuality being projected all over it. Jesus Hollywood, Think of the children

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    well, that would further connect it with McKellan!

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    First Class was THE superhero movie of summer 2011.

    by Quake II

    I don't think Thor, Green Lantern and especially Captain America even came close to the greatness of X-Men: FC. It's the only movie I saw twice this summer. Sept 9th I'm all over that Blu-ray.

  • The fact that they're ogling a chick in underwear just can't cancel out that fact.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Put it back in!

    by photoboy

    I thought that was pretty cool, it would be nice to have any deleted scenes of that quality edited back in for the Blu-Ray/DVD release.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Are they making an extended cut?

    by Valaquen

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Where is Angel ???

    by blhotz

    I see Pixie but no Angel... major fail.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST



    good point

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    This is going to be the best Superman movie of 2013.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    If only they'd used the Burton Warpcore suit.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Actually, Magneto's business suit was the illusion.

    by cookylamoo

    He really wore the dress.

  • What a terrible script and I know it was a rushed production...and it felt rushed. Big time.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    i loved the playfulness of First Class

    by smudgewhat

    including this cut scene. i love Xavier as potential sex fiend. it's hilarious. it was at turns fun, dramatic, menacing, goofy, interesting, etc etc. i laughed, i cried, i gladly kissed 10 bucks goodbye. and yes it was the best CBM of the year by a long shot.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    God, she's hot. Lenny Kravit's daughter, not Fassbender.

    by AzulTool

    Was her character an X-man, or a new mutant? And, was that other dude who turned into ash actually Sunspot?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Fuck wrong TB. Fucking no delete option shit fuck fuck

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Gaying up?

    by tbrosz

    I wish I had a nickel for every comedy movie of my younger years that had one of the male leads ending up in a dress. If this is "gaying up" a movie, that horse left the barn decades ago. And that's not even counting British stuff.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    highfunctioningsociopath: Hey, don't worry.

    by tbrosz

    You might still be right.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    no payoff in the scene

    by captain_kirk

    doesn't really achieve anything. that's why the edited it.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Nothing gay about a dude imagining his best friend in a dress

    by rev_skarekroe

    I bet you idiots think it's "gay" for a guy to shower with his buddy to save water. And I suppose it's "queer" to help prevent cancer by milk each other's prostates. And I guess you think sucking you pal's dick to orgasm and then spooning all night long in his strong, firm arms is for "fags". Well you homophobes can go to hell!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    That should've been in the film!!

    by david starling

    The film is slightly flawed but great fun and a wonderful reboot - can't help but think that that sequence would've been fantastic in the film as well!!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by DangerDave

    Yeah....serves em right you gay bashing homo.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    is this a jab at Ian McKellen?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    since ya know, he likes the penis

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Angel teaming up with Shaw really bothered me.

    by whatevillurks

    The guy was involved in the Holocaust. Meanwhile, she is a black woman during the Civil Rights movement. It just bugged me.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    I'm with you rev_skarekroe

    by fred

    Everyone's so damn judgmental.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe is quite correct

    by JAGUART

    Not everyone is so Full of Hate that they can't try something to see if they like it.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    kkstad - Not for me

    by The StarWolf

    The scene you describe was good, but, for me, the best was where Emma uses illusion to cause the general to thoroughly humiliate himself. Perfectly in character. Worked beautifully.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Homoerotic subtext aside,

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    This scene works on another level. Psychologically speaking, Xavier's use of non-threatening humor is disarming to a woman who has learned to be wary of men. The humor takes her off her guard, and she feels comfortable revealing herself. The scene actually made more sense that way, but I can see how a Hollywood worried about audience reaction to perceived homoerotic subtext might decide to cut it. Too bad.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Whatevillurks - Agreed

    by The StarWolf

    Angel was angry at humans for treating mutants like second-class citizens, so she teams up with someone who KILLS mutants? Made zero sense. And Shaw as a Nazi camp doctor? Zero sense. Where was Scott? In canon he's always been Xavier's first recruit. Nowhere in the film, though. Lots of bits were chronologically screwed up. Yes, the missile crisis was in '62. But the fashions were of the late 60s, the blackbird didn't first fly until the year after, the missiles flying around near the end were 70s designs, and so on. I'm an X-Men fan, but not a Thor one, yet I far preferred the Thor movie.

  • Cap and Thor were both just okay. I didn't see GL based on more or less everyone I know -- from die hard GL fans to casual viewers -- saying that it sucked.

  • I SURE AS FUCK DO. Yea so we keep Hugh as Logan. Phoenix saga was so ruined and a bunch of other things.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Think you'd agree with my good friend Joad Cressbeckler, he understands that when you are freezing cold up in the black hills of the Dakotas prospecting, there's nothing wrong with pulling on each others peckers to keep 'em from freezing off!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    the green gargantua-yes

    by whatevillurks

    The continuity is real messed up because its implied that Russia and the U.S. agree right there to kiss, make up, and persue mutants. In X1 it seemed the government was JUST getting its anti-mutant agenda together.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    @ Karl Hungus - completely agree with your feedback

    by Jason

    I was really disappointed with X-MEN FIRST CLASS, particularly as I thought both the original Singer film (first 2, actually) were terrific and Vaugh's KICK-ASS was a lot of fun. The script felt rushed and, well, too "smooth". Had the same feeling when watching REVENGE OF THE SITH - everything conveniently dovetailing into the events we know will happen. The scene where the young ones are sitting around, and it's quickly decided that not only should they assume a moniker each, but the names are hastily passed around. And the end when Magneto says something like "you can call me Magneto!" da da. Had high hopes for this production, particularly (as mentioned above) after really enjoying KICK ASS, loving Bryan Singer's first 2 films (the Nightcrawler sequence at the beigining of X2 was worth the price of admission alone), loathing X-MEN 3, and not thinking much of WOLVERINE. Perhaps a 2nd viewing next month is needed.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    X-Men First Class was awesome!

    by TheDudeinLA

    Don't get the negativity. It was a fantastic much better then many, many, many comic book movies. Especially the x-men ones.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Cameos imply that it's not a reboot

    by Kikstad

    but an actual prequel set in the same universe as the X-men and Wolverine movies that came before it (or, um, AFTER it, damn non-linear storytelling!)

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Thedudeinla - What's not to get?

    by The StarWolf

    First Class got the chronology wrong, got major characters wrong , got the Marvel Universe wrong (all of which the first two X-Men movies got right) and had no one who could come close in acting ability to Stewart and McKellen from the original X-Men movies. You're right about First Class being better than many other Super Hero movies, but that not because it's great, it's because those others were even worse. Daredevil, anyone? Superman Returns? Yuc.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Not necessarily homoerotic

    by Hipshot

    Between the guys. It could also have been Xavier's way of saying: "I'm the best fuck here, sweetie. This nimrod has NO idea what to do with a woman like you." A put-down of his friend. A cock-block. Cool scene. But hated the movie for killing the only black male character.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    What else is new?

    by TheDudeinLA

    That was a great movie and should have done better. Mutating the marvel or comic book universe happens all the time. Singers versions sucked...seriously they were bad.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Heck the comic book universe always change their histrory.

    by TheDudeinLA

    I would have preferred the original. X-Men. But what I got was a great and fun film. Hugh is great but I still think Mad Mel Gibson would have been a perfect Wolverine.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Quite funny!

    by AsimovLives

    I love that this X-Men movie was more sexual then the ones previously. Of course, set in the 60s does help sexying it up.

  • ...Twentieth Century Fox was about to lose the rights to the X-MEN property. That's it. It wasn't to make a great X-MEN movie, or, to give back to the loyal fans an awesome adaptation, etc. If Fox didn't make an X-MEN movie soon, they would lose the rights to keep making them AND (probably much more important to them) Wolverine films. Which means they'd lose Hugh Jackman as Woverine as well. So, it looks like we're stuck with Donner/Singer X-MEN for at least another ten years or until Jackman really starts to show his age. Because its all about Wolverine. Fox (Rothman) doesn't really want to be making X-MEN movies, just Wolverine ones. Compare and contrast the other Marvel movies that have and are being made at other studios to the ones at Fox. You can tell Fox has to be dragged kicking and screaming into a comic adaptation that involves any type of special effect action and wonder, where the other studios embrace these things to the point of actually making an AVENGERS movie. If Fox had the rights to make an AVENGERS movie ...we wouldn't be getting an AVENGERS movie. It seems the only people who make movies for Fox who can truly use special effects, creature design, etc. are George Lucas and James Cameron. All the rest have to settle for "realistic" indie versions of whatever they're doing. Thus, we get Indie X-men movies instead of great, Summer of '82, blockbusters ...or, at least, CAPTAIN AMERICA or IRON MAN. So, keep it up fanboys; Keep praising a six-foot-two Wolverine with a Flock of Seagulls haircut who has trouble fighting a five-foot-three Kelly Hu and "X-Men" movies about Magneto and cost-effective mutants... ...we'll never get a real X-Men movie.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    david barton

    by fred

    Anybody in NYC ever seen this guy in person? A midget bodybuilder. There's your Wolverine. And he would look so stupid dressed in yellow on a movie screen.

  • Superheroes, who have been drawn and created mostly by men, are often handsome men with impossibly chiseled physiques wearing tight-fitting clothes. It's a little self-evident, no?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Funny, but best clip from recruitment montage is...

    by Jay Eyler

    (SPOILER) When they approach Logan, introduce themselves, he tells them to fuck off, and they just walk away. That was hilarious, knowing the history they will have together.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Dolphins, I'm with you

    by rhizomeman

    The scene makes way more sense with that part left in. In fact, I remember thinking it didn't make sense for her to reveal her powers so quickly, when I saw it in the theatre. But yea, doing something funny like that helps her relax and she let's her guard down.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    First Class = best super hero film of the year by a long shot

    by Charlie

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Thor, but marvel is really heading into flash above substance. Don't need to comment on Green Lantern. Captain America, half was a good film, then yeah... Least emotional, impactful death scene ever as well in that film.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    X Men FC

    by whatevillurks

    I just wasnt into the Ciban Missle Crisis plot. I would have prefered an assination attempt on MLK to derail the civil rights movement and further destabilize the U.S. Lets meet Angel and Darwin on a freedom ride bus that gets attacked by the Hellfire Club and move on from there. I also felt more of a sense of urgency with Cap vs. the bomber then the showdown of fleets.

  • And i used to be quite skeptic about the movie, but it won me over. So, really, why the complains? Makes no sense to me, really.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    by tophat: "we'll never get a real X-Men movie"

    by AsimovLives

    We also didn't got a real Star Trek movie lately and it didn't prevented so many to fall in their knees in furious masturbatory extasy, go completly gay for it and proclaim it the cure for cancer. So your point is?

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Yeah how can you hate First Class?

    by knowthyself

    One hell of a film. Fassbender has been raised to Hugh Jackman heights after that brilliant performance as Magneto.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by DougMcKenzie

    I don't see how FOX made a throw away movie involving Vaughn, McAvoy, and of course Fassbender. That is all top talent and not three guys you hire to just get something made. If that was the case they would have hired like an Antoine Fuqua or Tim Story, and some bigger name but lower talent actors to get butts in seats for opening weekend.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    First Class is one of the best hero films of all time

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Fucking brilliant I say.

  • They set it in the 1960s to focus on the cuban missile crisis? Really? X-men were created because of the civil rights movement, and here they even had TWO black mutants on the team. Yet they chose to focus on the missile crisis, and the sub plot itself was just nonsense.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    X-Men First Class was great -- carry on

    by Kikstad

    Most under-rated movie of the summer. That and Source Code.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

    My point is that even if a movie does financially well and the "geek" community embrace it doesn't mean its a good movie and/or good adaptation.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

    FOX, like any other studio, doesn't make "throw away" movies. It would be bad buisness. My point was that the REAL reason why they made it the way they did (instead of a reboot, for instance), is because of obtaining the rights to the property. Not to make a great X-MEN movie; to make a summer movie that would make money. Sites like AICN pointed out the real reason why the movie I AM NUMBER FOUR was made, but, didn't point out the circumstances with this film. Vaughn has stated in numerous interviews about how he was incrediably rushed to get the film done ( to the point of actually becoming physically sick), and how he didn't even get to chose the mutants for the film; Singer and Donner did. So, FOX might have hired Vaughn and the actors ...but didn't give them much to work with.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Are all mutants impervious to nuclear fall out?

    by whatevillurks

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by Bunnie

    I was more curious if they could survive a nuclear food for starters. Loved the film but Shaw's plan sucked in so many ways.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Civil rights grab bag

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    Tiny URL /3zuzl4g

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    sunwukong86 - ignorance of time period was worse in Captain A

    by Charlie

    Well it was no where near as ignorant as Captain America. There was the insanely advanced technology. Even beyond what you excuse of, they have a big power source. Things like CCTV camera's and so forth... Then the even more ludicrous is ignorant the whole segregation in the US army. Having him fight along black and a japanese US soldier ignoring the discrimination at the time. Then on top of that there's the role of woman in the military at the time. So yeah it's way off the mark and deliberately so to present a completely unrealistic version America at the time. If you strip back all the Sci-Fi elements, it'd be considered pure propaganda rewriting history of social and racial discrimination.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    History in Captain America

    by whatevillurks

    Cosmic cube stuff and the weaponry in powered was pulp, no big deal there. The Howling Commandos are an integrated special force in the comics. Rogers doesnt discriminate. Racism against Japanese-Americans was hinted at in the movie during the POW breakout. Dugan see's Morita and says "Hey, are we taking everybody?" Morita replies," I'm from Fresno Ace!" with a very annoyed look on his face. Gabe Jones is shown as being very educated(fluent in French and German), smashing popular stereotypes of the era. All black, Free French, and British units were active in the Italian theatre. The Nazis picked and chose from many myth's to entice the people with its superman narrative. Erskine tells steve this in the barracks scene. The plane Red Skull uses to escape from the burning factory is based on an actual Luftwaffe designm it was in the wind tunnel stage. HYDRA's men obviously get special ideological training like the WAFFEN SS. It made them tenacious on the battlefield and prone to terrible atrocities. Women were very active in the British Special Operations Executive. They were parachued behind enemy lines and engaged in espionage. Look up the "White Mouse". The locomotive of the HYDRA train looks like a streamlined locomotive of the DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN. During the train scene Gabe Jones is seen with an ENIGMA MACHINE. During the motorcycle scene Cap pulls the pin on a German "potato smasher" grenade on the back of one the riders bikes. The movie starts with a nod to the Norwegian Resistance.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Still a bad movie

    by Suskis

    Cameos, cut scenes or whatever. This movie was 90% bad and 10% passable.