X-Men: First Class – Classy Images?26.01.11 # Sequel # 10 Comments
It’s been a week of X-Men: First Class images. Let’s have a look at what’s been revealed.
It started with this look at the cast in costume, in a row (standing in a line, not arguing).
The horrible photoshop job depicted Magneto, Moira MacTaggart, Emma Frost, Azazel, Beast, Havok, Angel, Mystique and Professor X himself (Tell us which third of the characters you don’t care about/haven’t heard of/are excited to see in the comments).
It’s weird as hell to see Magento and Xavier in uniform. Not that they’ve never worn uniforms, it’s just that the whole teacher/student dynamic is messed up a little if the teachers wear school uniform, right? Emma Frost is half naked, which will no doubt please fans of the character and fans of January Jones alike, but it will be interesting to see how a superhero that REALLY looks like they’re in their underwear comes off onscreen…it’s quite surprising they felt the need to stay true to the character there. You can quite clearly see Havok has a symbol on his chest, so the costumes are somewhat personalised, which was the case with Bryan Singer’s X-Men uniforms, but it was less pronounced, and quite easy to ignore with black on black designs.
The reaction online was pretty weak. So the next day the director claimed he had “no idea” the studio was putting the image out and that he was shocked himself by the poor photoshop. Then a load of new pictures were released in quick succession, hoping to erase the memory of the first -
So what do you think? Is this 60s-set reboot looking a bit Casino Royale, or a bit Austin Powers?