New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Character Details & Poster

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Hot on the heels of a brand new trailer for X-Men: First Class comes more information about the main mutants that will be appearing in the prequel – including some intriguing nuggets of information about Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), a villainous character who hasn’t been featured all that heavily in the film’s trailers up to now.

Fair warning: We’re about to enter MILD SPOILER territory with these character details, so if you want to head into the next X-Men movie knowing as little as possible in advance, you might want to skip ahead and just check out the new poster for the film (at the end of this article) instead.

Still here? MSN has posted a character guide for ten important players in X-Men: First Class. Each character description was given by the respective actor/actress who played them – so bear that in mind while you read on.

To start off, here’s a bit from James McAvoy discussing the young Charles Xavier:

“Charles has this connection to everybody because he can feel their experiences and see them. Their memories are his memories. But he wasn’t looking for Erik. He didn’t know Erik was there and he suddenly felt him. And perhaps he’s never connected to Erik in quite the same way he’s connected to other people. I think there’s a little bit of vying for who’s in charge, and there is a feeling between them from Magneto that, ‘you’ve got the brains, but I’m your trump card, pal,’ at every venture. ‘I’m the most dangerous dude in here, and you know that and I know that,’ and I think by the end of the film we come to an understanding about that as well.

We do have completely different views as well, and what’s quite nice is that those scenes don’t come to a nice reconciliation at the end. They’re left, so the tension carries on through the movie.”

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There’s nothing exactly shocking about McAvoy’s description of the young Professor X, but it’s a comforting read all the same. Everyone already knows the union between Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) ultimately disintegrates, but the complex dynamic between the two men – with their different mindsets and clashing ideologies – looks (to me) to be intelligently explored and examined in an interesting way in X-Men: First Class.

Fassbender, however, is the one with the goods, revealing some juicy details about the plot of First Class, and how Sebastian Shaw fits into the equation – amidst all the political intrigue and coming-of-age drama in the film, that is:

“At the start of the movie we get introduced to Erik as a boy. We start in the concentration camps with him and it cuts to 20 years later and it’s the early 60s and it’s Erik as a grown man. He’s on a quest to get Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. Shaw had him in these concentration camps – and as we know the Nazis were doing lots of experimentation with all sorts of things like measuring skull size and brain size and running experiments on human beings, essentially. Shaw is trying to unleash this power in Magneto – he’s recognised that he can manipulate metal – and so we catch up with Erik on a quest to basically hunt Shaw down.”

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There a whole lot more in the way of cool revelations about the characters in X-Men: First Class – including word about the pivotal role Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) plays in Henry “Hank” McCoy’s (Nicholas Hoult) transformation into Beast, how Alex Summers/Havok (Lucas Till) controls his powers (hint: watch the newest First Class trailer and you’ll see), and ultimately what side of the war between the X-Men and the Hellfire Club Angel Salvadore (Zoe Kravitz) ends up on. So head on over to MSN to check those out.

Lastly, yet another poster for X-Men: First Class has been released, and while it’s not as lackluster as some of the previous one-sheets, this new poster still looks kind of sloppy. Not to harp on it too much, but I have to say: to me, Magneto’s helmet appears almost shoehorned in between the top of the “X” and the whole thing still looks like a less-than-stellar photoshop job. It’s a good thing the trailers for the film have been top-notch – the rest of the marketing campaign hasn’t exactly inspired much in the way of confidence.

See what I mean by checking out the new X-Men: First Class poster (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

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X-Men: First Class hits theaters this summer on June 3rd.

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  1. WHO makes these posters anyway? HOW do they greenlight them? IT is ugly as HELL..

  2. Man, are we getting posters made by students from one of those Art Schools advertised on TV at 2AM?

    You Too Can Draw! Wanna be a part of the Fast Growing World of Graphic Design? Just Call…

    • What? Didn’t you know that Xavier and Magneto are actually the same color as Beast and Mystique? They were all caught in the same mutagenic ray blast! Those two just wear make-up…………..well it COULD happen (who knows with this silly movie 😉 )

  3. Oh and loving how they leave Banshee off the poster and put some made-up character on it…LOL, nice.

    • “Made up character?” who are you referring to?

      • Who is that hispanic girl next to Frost?

        • I believe that “hispanic girl” is actually Zoe Kravitz, who’s part white, part black.

          • Ok great still doesn’t answer which character she is.

            • Angel Salvadore (sp?)

    • Banshee will not be that important I guess mate…

      • Yeah, what do you mean by that anyway…everyone in the poster is a known (X-MAN)

        • Angel Salvadore the know X-man…LOL

          Sorry I guess my X-Men lore is a bit dated, but Angel Salvadore? LOL man too much, a character introduced in 2001 is now an Original X-Man…just too much.

          • It’s the Singer-verse. Cable will be in next movie as a mutant who was injured in the Tet Offensive and turned into a cyborg by the US government. Cost 6 million dollars, and he has to hunt mutants to work it off.

  4. Instead of including several randomly chosen mutants whose names that they picked out of a hat, they should have included the other main Hellfire Club members from the comic books.

  5. kinda disappointed that professor-x is seen walking in x-men 3 flashbacks and he is wheelchair bound at the end of this. in x-3 you see him and magneto recruiting jean and he walks i really hope they explain him maybe useing his powers to walk, and beast looking human in x-2. i also hope to see Barnel Bohusk aka Beak, Cylopc,Sinister,Glob Herman, Husk,and Apocalypse IN THE SEQUEL and the Sentinel story line with the humans as a main threat captureing mutants, and magneto getting pissed. i also hope to see a x-men 4, and 5 with colossus,iceman,angel/archangel,gambit,nightcrawler,cyclops,wolverine,rogue,storm,professor-x,moria,magneto,mystique,sabretoothe,blob,juggernaught,banshee,beast,beak2,quick silver,scarlett witch ,chamber and other great mutants.if not these ideas, let Marvel just have the rights back please.

    • Don’t try thinking about all the incongruities too much, it will make your head hurt 😉

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  7. Qoute: word about the pivotal role Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) plays in Henry “Hank” McCoy’s (Nicholas Hoult) transformation into Beast.

    The tone of that statement makes me hate this movie even more…so Beast is somehow going to turn blue because of mystique and prob not because hes a brilliant chemist/ geneticist like in the comics. lol another fail.

    • well we know that he makes the mutation accelerating serum and uses it like he did in the comics but maby mystique messed with it to make it too powerful or something. maybe beast just wanted better acrobatic skills and stregth and claws or something, but ends up blue and hairy

    • I’m with Ice and this is just further evidence that Singer/Vaughn had no intention of staying true to the canon (something they have claimed they were “trying” to do). At this point nothing they do really surprises me.

  8. if the poster didnt have the xmen/hellfire characters at the bottom i think it would be pretty nice…. I like magnetos helmet at the top and the two leads on each side with the X in between

    Also you say marketing hasnt been great? but I actually REALLY REALLY like the two posters of Charles and Erik with the reflections in he water, I though Screen Rant liked them aswell?

    Who cares about the inconsistencies with the previous films and the not true first class, this movie looks great and I for one cant wait!. Lets face it the actual first class arent all that interesting anyway.

    Im just going in thinking that this is Prof X first attempt at making the xmen with Magneto which eventually implodes, splitting the team up and setting the stage for the real first class (cyclops/captain boring, Jean etc) to be formed in the sequel. Dont let the movie be ruined for you just because a few inconsistencies, just enjoy it…and if it turns out to genuinely be a bad film THEN right it off…But give it a chance first

    • a FEW inconsistencies? If it were on the level of deviation similar to the X-Men trilogy I might be ok with it but this thing completely screws over the canon.

      So yeah, I care. 😉

      Also not saying it will be a bad movie because I haven’t seen it yet but it is difficult to watch a movie and be continually thinking, “that ain’t right”.

    • Good point Shamose – the Professor X/Magneto reflections-in-the-water posters were actually pretty good. Everything other one-sheet has been so off, I forgot about those two.

  9. so, is forrest gump in this one. he was at the white house during vietnam. i assume he told professor x to open the school