The marketing for X-Men: First Class began on the wrong foot when its very first image released, depicting a poorly photoshopped banner of the principal cast in costume, yet totally out of context. Most of the posters since then didn't make up for that mess, but the X-Men: First Class trailers certainly did, and then some.
First Class will be the most challenging sell of the X-Men film franchise to date, bringing back no actors from the series thus far, basing itself as a period piece set in the '60s and filling out its supporting mutant roster with B-list characters. Let's take a closer look at these younger mutants with the following international X-Men: First Class character posters.
The international one-sheets depict Angel Salvadore, Azazel, Beast, Emma Frost, Havok and Professor Charles Xavier in familiar poses, sporting their costumes, but this time, each gets their own spotlight. Take a look and pick out your favorite:
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For the most part, director Matthew Vaughn and producer/story provider Bryan Singer have kept true to the comics in terms of the character designs, even down to the blue and yellow costumes sported by the original X-Men team.
For a more in depth look at some of the key characters of X-Men: First Class, check out the following two clips released by Twentieth Century Fox:
- Clip 1: Xavier and Mystique revealing mutantkind to the CIA.
- Clip 2: Dr. Hank McCoy outed as a mutant.
The X-Men: First Class cast includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, Lucas Till, Oliver Platt, Ray Wise, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones and Álex González.
X-Men: First Class hits theaters June 3rd, 2011.
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