New X-Men: First Class Character Posters
05.21.11 by BJSprecher
Here in the States, the poster marketing campaign for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men franchise prequel, X-Men: First Class, has pretty much focused on the patriarchs of the mutant movement, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), two friends who will grow to become enemies as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, because of their differing views about the role of mutants in the world. So far, Xavier and Lehnsherr have each received their own (pretty lame) domestic character posters, while none of the other mutants have been featured.
The same is not true of Fox's international marketing campaign for First Class, which so far includes better character posters for Xavier and Lehnsherr, as well as solo character posters for Emma Frost (January Jones), Havok (Lucas Till) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), in addition to a second international character poster for Xavier (McAvoy). If you've been following First Class news, then you'll recognize a couple of the images used on the new character posters as those from the first, supposedly leaked, promotional image for the movie.
X-Men: First Class is based on the classic Marvel Comics superhero team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby that first appeared in X-Men #1 (Sep. 1963). The screenplay was written by
Jane Goldman from a story conceived by producer Bryan Singer, the director of the first two X-Men movies. The cast includes Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Oliver Platt as The Man in Black, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Jason Flemying as Azazel, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw.