It seems that Matthew Vaughn can’t get enough of showing us images from his next film X-Men First Class. But in talking to /Film he reveals that we wasn’t exactly thrilled with the first image that was released, and to compensate he’s released two more to go along with the 3 images and the poster we got yesterday.
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
The one above shows Michael Fassbender in costume as Magneto and I have to say he looks the part, you have to be a good to pull of that “dorky looking helmet” and it still looks silly but I imagine Fassbender will lend the role some gravitas like he does with every role. The one below is of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, in a less revealing image.
With all this stuff being released it can’t be long before we get to see a trailer. I’m looking forward to it and Vaughn was promising something along the lines of a Christopher Nolan reinvention:
It’s definitely more serious and more realistic, and I think that’s something that had to happen. That’s my feeling about the world we live in right now. I think the glossy colorful superhero film sorta had its day. I think Batman Begins started it, Dark Knight, dare I say Kick-Ass was fun and it had some real pop to it, but at the same time we grounded it in reality as much as possible. I think that’s what the audience wants. And that why that image is more Fantastic Four than it is X-Men. That was then and this is now. It’s a different time. I mean, look at me — I’m not exactly mister light.