As the film establishing the movieverse origins of Marvel's merry mutants, 'X-Men: First Class' is in the unique position of not only telling backstories, but also debuting new special effects for the mutants' powers. MTV's three new video segments spotlighting Alex Summers / Havok (Lucas Till), Sean Cassidy / Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) and Hank McCoy / Beast (Nicholas Hoult) flesh out both halves of the equation and give fans one of their closest looks at the June 3 film yet.

The three young mutants all face their share of tragedy. Havok's powers have hurt those closest to him; Beast is so driven to become normal that he accidentally becomes even more mutated-looking; and Banshee, well, he's just got zero game. For a dude his age, that may well be the worst curse of them all.

Get a glimpse of Havok, Banshee and Beast's 'First Class' personas below (from our friends at Comics Alliance).