Poster of the Week: X-Men: First Class featuring Magneto & Xavier

Now that Oscar is over and done with (well with some tittle tattle left over it seems), I for one am looking forward to upcoming movies! I better finish my list of anticipated list soon as March is here already, man where did the time go??

Anyhow, if you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you’d know X-Men: First Class would be at the top of my anticipated list. And since in my fantasy world I sort of ‘own’ the movie, it is my duty to promote this movie, right? 😀 It certainly is hard to keep my excitement in check for this one and these two brand-spankin’ new international character posters certainly ain’t doin’ the trick.

The trailer has been focusing on the origin story of the two main X-Men characters, making sure people are aware that these are a prequel to the Bryan Singer’s series, NOT a reboot. Obviously with Singer being the exec-producer and all, I’m sure Matthew Vaughn intends to tie this one to the first two X-Men films, which were well, first class before Brett Ratner came into the picture! Well, that marketing focus has now carried over to the posters. I’m guessing these are the first of more character posters to come.

I like the contrast between the night and day of the setting, emphasizing the dark vs. light struggle between these former best friends. The reflection on the water is kind of a nice touch, but mainly it’s just awesome to see James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender portraying them!

Anyway, if you haven’t already, check out the trailer and additional photos released earlier this year.

What do you think of these posters, folks? Do you generally like character posters, if so, what were your favorites from past movies?

29 thoughts on “Poster of the Week: X-Men: First Class featuring Magneto & Xavier

  1. Those posters are amazing! I can’t wait to try to get my hands on a couple copies! I like the alluding towards light and darkness in the posters that you mention. Xmen is going to be a fun flick. I just hope that 1-the special fx are decent, and 2-the story is told well. I think they will be!!

    1. Yeah, they’re almost good enough to frame! The light vs darkness part is what appeals to me, it’s a classic good vs. evil story. I do hope the sfx matches the compelling story, T, I have faith in Vaughn + Singer!

  2. Whoa. These look absolutely amazing. Okay, they’re just a tad saturated for my tastes, but other than that, they really are great. I’m so looking forward to this movie.

    1. Normally I don’t care for such a saturated color myself, but it kinda works with this one. Or maybe I’m just anticipating this so much that I don’t mind ’em 😉

    1. Yeah, I thought it was a bit odd. Part of my did wish Hugh would just come up on stage and replace Franco, at least he seemed to be awake.

  3. Very nice they are!! I love the washed out effect used, makes them feel retro. Its going to be fun.

    The tag line on the Magneto one just makes me giggle, I dont know why, “before he was magneto, he was erik”

    Just makes me think of a little nerdy IT geek sitting in his broom cupboard waiting for a support call.

    Just my mind

    1. Yep, the retro feel definitely fits the 60s setting, but yet it still feels contemporary. Ha..ha.. I think it’s just you giggling over that, Custard 🙂 Funny how Erik is also the real name of the Phantom of the Opera in Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel.

      1. I don’t understand something: if this movie takes place in the 60s, and Scott and Jean and Hank are all in it, then by the time of the first X-Men movie, they’d have to be… what, in their 40s at least?

          1. LOL, maybe.

            I actually like the idea of making a superhero period piece, though not necessarily with the X-Men. I remember reading something around the time of the first Fantastic Four movie that suggested it should be set in the 60s, when the comic originated. Since the FF don’t have secret identities, the thinking went, they would be pop culture sensations in much the same way as the Beatles. And if you look at the original 60s FF comics, you’d see that they pretty much are, within the context of their world.

            That’s why I’m really looking forward to ‘Captain America,’ a superhero movie that will hopefully reflect the time period it’s set in.

            1. Oh Rich! My husband has the exact same sentiment as you about retro superheroes movies. Not sure if you’ve seen Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow or not (, now the movie itself isn’t all that great but the look is pretty cool. We often said to each other that it’d be nice to see Superman being set in a period piece like that.

              Yeah, the appealing part about ‘Captain America’ is the period it’s set in. I may not be as enthused about the main cast as this one but most likely I’ll be seeing that in the theater as well.

              Anyway, we’re actually planning on writing a post specifically on that topic, so stay tuned 😀

  4. Darren

    Great posters. Why on earth did they release that awful banner first? You know, I’m starting to look forward to this one…

  5. I like the reflections in the water, but I wish we could see the actors a bit better 😦
    Hope we shall see the rest of the characters on posters too!

  6. Vince

    Where’s Marvel Girl (aka Jean Grey)? At least we’ll have the White Queen. I’ll look forward to it as well.

    1. Was White Queen in the original X-Men? I’m actually not familiar w/ her character but I love Jean Grey. Famke was awesome in that role. Btw, what do you think of January Jones as White Queen?

      1. Vince

        Emma Frost was never in the original X-Men. She may have been in other later versions of the comic. But from the Chris Claremont/John Byrne version (original writer and artist for the Phoenix saga) she was always the villain, alongside Mastermind with the Hellfire Club. January Jones? Awesome.

  7. I like the look of the posters! Never was a fan of the X-Men franchise though so I’m not really looking forward to the movie all that much. The trailer doesn’t anything for me either.

      1. Well Castor, I’m sure you’d be more interested if Rachel McAdams was part of the cast, right?;)

        To be fair, if it were Matthew McCaughaiyah or Channing Tatum were playing Erik and Xavier I wouldn’t be anticipating this one either. The cast is crucial in superhero franchise IMO, that’s why I’m not as excited about your Captain movie as much as this one.

        1. Ahaha probably not even then!! I just didn’t find the first 3 any appealing at all. There was nothing memorable about those movies.

          @ Scarlet: You mean aside from Daredevil? Well Captain American of course!

  8. Ted S.

    I like those posters, I’m hoping the actual film will be as good as the trailer. I remember the trailer of Wolverine was pretty awesome but the actual movie was a big letdown.

    1. I don’t remember much about the Wolverine trailer… well, mostly because I was constantly searching for Daniel Henney, the Korean-English actor who played Agent Zero 😀 Wolverine stands as my worst-ever review as well as it was more of a recap, ahah.

      1. Ted S.

        Here’s the trailer and it’s still 3 times better than the actual movie:

        I hope Fox leave Aronovsky alone for The Wolverine so we can finally get to see a true Wolverine film.

        Fox was not thrill when they saw a rough cut of Origins because it was too dark so they asked the director to tone down the theme and what they ended up with was very bad Wolverine movie.

    1. I’m kinda indifferent about her as I haven’t seen Mad Men. I must admit it’s a bit of interesting casting to have her as White Queen.

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