Sometimes being an arch-nemesis is a real drag.
Exhibit A: Consider this deleted scene from X-Men: First Class, included in the Blu-ray edition out Sept. 9. It all starts innocently enough: Eric Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) are on a recruiting mission for their new, government-sanctioned mutant strike force.
Angel (Zoe Kravitz) is working as a stripper, and they want to get her to reveal how her dragonfly tattoos actually emerge from her body to form real wings. Magneto levitated a champagne bucket to show her his power, but Angel never quite got a demonstration of Professor X’s mindbending abilities. Now we see why that was left on the cutting room floor. Check out the clip below:
Say what you will about what an ugly broad Fassbender is, but what does this tell us about the characters? Magneto has no idea what’s going on, of course, but Professor X — wow, kinky. He’s the one dreaming of his work colleague in fishnets, red hair, and go-go boots.
Angel asks, “How did you do that?”
I’d be asking, “Why did you do that?!”
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