How Lee & Kirby's "Fantastic Four" Birthed the Marvel Universe, Part 1
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.