Newsarama reports that Fox has just released character posters for their upcoming comic book film, X-Men: First Class. The posters star James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, respectively. Check out the pics below.
X-Men: First Class to me is a weird and curious sort of animal. It references what came before (like using Ian McKellen's Magneto in Erik's reflection), but goes and changes everything that could connect them both, ultimately distancing the original films and this new movie from each other.
Wait a minute...that sounds just like comic books today! I guess it's more inspired than I thought.
That said, I LOVE the Xavier poster. A shot of what supposedly is the X-Mansion in the background, a clean-cut young Xavier and the mutant leader he was destined to be reflected on the pool makes for a very interesting image.
Though my copywriter sense is tingling with their taglines.
So, what do you think of the posters? Are you excited yet? Or do you need something meatier?