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Xavier, Magneto Cast Long Shadows In New X-Men Posters

If you liked those international character poster released last week for X-Men: First Class, you may be disappointed by their domestic counterparts. Oh, who am I kidding? You’ll definitely be disappointed, because these two new banners — going into theaters this weekend! — look like fan-made Photoshop experiments, evoking memories of that first cast image that made director Matthew Vaughn freak out.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which opens on June 3:

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-MEN saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.

X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Henry McCoy/Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy/Banshee, Lucas Till as Alex Summers, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Oliver Platt as the Man in Black, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggart and Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore.


  • jerry

    Horrible Photoshop work…

  • Matt

    It looks like Prof. X and Magneto are giving birth to themselves.

  • Alphonse

    I could do a better poster than this, c’mon!

  • Levi Tompkins

    …those are pretty terrible. I’m not usually one to get down on something…but thats just some of the worst design I’ve seen in a very, very long time.

  • Noah Nickels

    someone got duped, there is no way these are authentic.

  • Kevin Melrose

    They’re definitely authentic.

  • Farson89

    Those are genuinely the worst posters I have ever seen.

    I don’t think anything else needs to be said really.

  • BoyWonder

    Well, this movie is going to win awards.

  • Kdgr07

    I’m going to name my member the Fassbender!

  • Jukeebox

    That’s a poor job mixed with bad taste. Any one here could do better. Shame on who did that, shame on Matthew Vaughn for been part of that and shame on the producers for allowing that. VERY DISAPPOINTING !!

  • Anonymous

    OMG those violate 13 rules of design and 12 rules of common sense.

  • Eightiesologist

    I would very concerned if a giant James Mcavoy head was popping out of my nether region.

  • Jeff

    No argument here. Having the face fill the entire silhouette would have been an improvement. These are simply craptacular.