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While Fox released a couple of compelling trailers for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class that have gone a long way in easing fans’ minds about the prequel-cum-reboot, the studio can’t get a handle on the posters, which have looked more like amateurish Photoshop experiments than something created by a marketing department.
If nothing else, Fox remains consistent with the new U.K. poster, which takes 10 characters shots, most of which we’ve seen before, and haphazardly arranges them like so many Colorforms against a shiny background. If you squint really hard, you can see Lucas Till as Havok in the very back. At least I think that’s him.
X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr, January Jones as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Henry McCoy/Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy/Banshee, 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.
X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
The movie opens on June 3.