Summer Movie Guide 2011

The ‘X-Men’ Pics Will. Not. Stop. Coming.

Thursday, January 20 by

How can we miss you if you won’t go away, X-Men: First Class? When this week began we hadn’t seen so much as a frame from the film. Now we spend two-thirds of our day reporting on it.

So far we’ve seen a cast photo, a teaser poster, and a few good looks at the film’s mod style. Turns out that the recent glut of images is a damage control reaction to the original leaked cast photo. When you first saw it, you most likely said, “Jesus!” So did director Matthew Vaughn. He tells /Film:

“I freaked out on them yesterday. I don’t know where the hell that came from. I don’t think it’s a Fox image. It’s not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the fuck is this shit, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It’s like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn’t reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like ‘Jesus Christ’…

In order to manage expectations, he released the following images of James McAvoy‘s Professor X and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto showing off their powers. Just don’t show these to the cast that have to spend eight hours a day in the makeup chair. Those guys need to call their agents.


  1. January 20, 2011 5:17 am


    He was shocked at the other one? Since these are so much more…awesome?

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