There's been a ton of X-Men: First Class news flooding the net recently with images, and and a teaser poster. Today we bring you two brand new high resolution images from Matthew Vaughn's film, and I'm interested to see what you all have to say about them. The pictures are of Michael Fassbender in full costume as Magneto wearing his tradmark helmet, and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, before he lost his hair and was confined to a wheelchair.
The images come from our friends at /Film who got a few statements from the director regarding that leaked image that hit the internet earlier this week. He told them,
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’…
So obviously it's wasn't an officially approved image. It would be interesting to see where that actually came from and how it came out, because it did have elements from the films design. Vaugn goes on to re-assure fans of the X-Men franchise saying,
I’m a fan of X-Men. We’re not bastardizing X-Men, I’m trying to get them back to being whole again.
The costumes are blue and yellow as well, because fuck it, lets take it back it the original. Also, by the way, those costumes are hardly in the movie. The main costumes are like these cool 60’s James Bond…”
Ok, so thats cool! I'm excited for this film, and excited to see what Vaughn has brought to the table. I'm a big fan of the idea of taking the X-Men back to the 60's, and I hope Vaughn nails it. What are your thoughts on these images?