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First pic from X-MEN FIRST CLASS surfaces!

Nordling here.

This first photo from Matthew Vaughn's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS doesn't look like much yet, but this leaked onto the Internet today and I'm sure a higher res version will be coming soon.  So far... not too impressed, although the idea of Michael Fassbinder and James MacAvoy going at it as Magneto and Xavier sounds pretty cool in theory.
Left to right: Michael Fassbinder as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and James MacAvoy as Charles Xavier.
I think this wasn't intended to be released yet (the heads look strange on the bodies) and I'm sure we'll see something more high res and color matched in the next few days.  Until then, speculate at will!
Nordling, out.
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  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by Cap'n Jack

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    So far...

    by WickedChicken37


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Xavier is a 13-year old girl?

    by Sean Moore

    ...with a purty mouth.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by Pigdog

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by PedroM

    what the hell. never had any hopes for this one, even if its matt vaughn at the helm, now theres no remote chance i'm going to see it. sorry.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by Jimbonx

    JJ is this only one who looks the part

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by Pigdog

    Looks a bit shitty

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by smudgewhat

    actually kind of like the x-costumes. don't feel like busting on it for some reason. i think it's cause i like matthew vaughn and want to see what he does with it.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Kids playing dress up

    by Redhead_Redemption

    That what this movie is

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by Pigdog

    Just watched 127 hours, great film. Didn't know Franco had the stones.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    January Jones is So Preposterously Fucking Hot

    by Crow3711

    It guarantees my buying a ticket. Even if its terrible, which I don't think it will be, because its X-Men, with Matthew Vaughn, and I think the 60s angle is cool as fuck, but even if it DID monster cock, I'd still see it for her in Frost's outfits. Good god damn, she is too fine.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    blue and yellow finally...

    by watson_robot_fighter

    at leased they are not in the black leather S&M gear

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by _Venkman

    What the fuck is this

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    This looks like a

    by VimFuego

    Promo shot of what would be a short lived TV series.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Looks kinda crappy...

    by Bootskin

    ...but I don't hate the costumes. It looks like they actually were able to capture the original look without making them look like complete shit. BUt really...Azazel? Wtf...That whole storyline should have been scrapped before it was published...

  • ...It's just that, even so, I can't summon up much enthusiasm for this. I don't really care for prequels, I'd rather see a story advanced then dig deeper into the past. Additionally, this collection of characters is too random for me to get interested. I'd have much preferred that they had started over and given us characters I want to see, like Scott and Jean, with the possibility of things progressing from there.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    That has a real "made for TV" look to it

    by rev_skarekroe

    Matthew Vaughn does good work, but I dunno...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    This looks just as AWESOME as Generation X!

    by gk1

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    What, no teal & orange...?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    They've lost MY ticket admission.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert

    by Anti-fanboy

    All the reason I need to watch.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Gi Joe laid waste to all 3 X-men films. Just owned

    by UltraTron

    them. Yeah that's right

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    X-Men: Twilight

    by elsewhere

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    That looks cheesy :(

    by Dharma4

    Mind you, I regularly don't pre-judge, but seriously. That looks really, really cheap.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Comic-Con photo

    by Heckles

    Hey, we completely fucked this franchise up so we're going to pretend it didn't happen... will you still give us $10.50?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by NeonFrisbee

    She's pretty much the only reason I want to see this. Otherwise, it looks like shit, but she's SO FRIGGIN' GORGEOUS, that I can't wait to see her in Emma's lingerie. CAN'T WAIT!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Just Meh

    by Wookie_1995

    I really don't read x-men but things me.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    looks cool to me!!

    by antonphd

    i love those retro costumes!!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods

    this is a joke right

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    ps it fails with out helmets we need fucking helemets

    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    January Jones: Wire-Fu by Victoria's Secret!

    by zinc_chameleon

    I'd like to see Ms. Jones do an action sequence in that outfit. Can't think of anything vertical, though, just horizontal. Sooorrry.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    This ain't Jack Kirby's Xmen

    by harrys_site_sucks

    What the fuck is this supposed to be exactly? Fail.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    They have non-black costumes!

    by kafka07

    Not a spectacular pic, but its a neat little taste. And very happy they have costumes that are pretty close to the source material. And yes January Jones is hot!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Gonna be awful, but at least they are wearing X-Men costumes

    by IndustryKiller!

    If there is one way in which comic book films have matured its that we've finally realized that superheroes should be wearing super hero costumes unapologetically. The story in this film is going to be a terrible hodgepodge of random characters and cheap fan bating. Meaning tehre will be a scertain segment of hte population who loves it for exactly all the reasons its terrible, kinda like X3.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    and yes, January Jones is stupid sexy

    by smudgewhat

    i don't mean she's stupid. i just mean it's stupid how sexy she is. want to inseminate.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    ha now my sadness can be complete

    by MurderMostFowl

    Wow. from this pic alone, I can see this movie is going to flounder a little while and fail. So sad Singer left the franchise.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    X-Men have jumped the shark.

    by veteran_of_mu

    Really they jumped it in the 3rd film. This is more like Joanie Loves Chochie. Except with Jenna Jameson as Chochie's next door neighbor.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Let's not pretend the first two films were great, people

    by IndustryKiller!

    I know we all have a certain affinity because we were young and theys tarted this comic film onslaught but they are seriously lacking as X-Men films. They are full of dodgy characterization (yes INCLUDING Jackman's uneven Wolverine), terribly hokey plots, some truly bland action directing from Singer, and barely there world building. Plus they just didn't FEEL like the X-Men. They should absolutely reboot the franchise.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck i am hard.

    by KilliK

    after this pic,Emma Frost should change her surname to Fire.yummy.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by ObiBen


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    worst teaser

    by Kakii

    that has to be one of the worst teaser images for a movie yet! I had high hopes for this after kick-ass but that just looks like a syfi channel cheesey tv show, I pray togod they release something good to prove this isnt going to be another uncle paedo fox fiddling with wolverine!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Why not just make a Great Lakes Avengers movie?

    by cockdiesel

    The chick with the insect wings? Seriously?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by BooBoosDaddy

    I agree with you. While the first holds a certain affinity in my heart for the realized characters on film, I agree with you on all points. X2 was structurally better and faster--although the lack of blood in the Wolvie/ Deathstrike fight was disappointing. And yeah, Jackman-- while great in the role, was miscast from the get go. But not as much as Marsden, poor guy. I would have jackman as Cyclops and somebody else as Wolvie, and Marsden as--umm- Rex from "Sex Drive" doing a cameo.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by bjtew

    no nightcrawler, no me!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Give it a chance

    by TommyTonz

    It's a shitty photo. Real shitty photo. Looks like one of those fan-made Episode 2 pics that were all the craze 2000-2001. Betcha it will still be better than MTV Presents True Life: I'm Spiderman. Lest we wait for a trailer, or even an official pic before damning this movie to hell.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I'll reserve judgement until I see some footage

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    At least the costumes look more faithful to the comics than Singer's did.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by damo

    The MTV website says "Fox has indicated to MTV News that this is not an authorized image from the "X-Men: First Class" movie."

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    boosboosdaddy, Jackman as Cyke would have been awesome

    by IndustryKiller!

    Jackman is just naturally too heroic and nice. It just reads in his entire persona. He doesn't have the grit for Wolverine. On the other hand he is a very good actor, his performance in The FOuntain is still, for my money, one of the most underrated of the last decade. He's a dramatic actor in an action star's body. Which is exactly what Cyclops needs. That sense of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders mixed with courage and empathy. I think Jackman could have pulled that off brilliantly.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    my fansite

    by damo

    my fansite @

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Looks like it's from

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    a show that would have been on UPN about ten years ago...hopefully they give us something more encouraging soon.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Those are jumpsuits, not costumes!

    by Thanos0145

    Where are their masks? January Jones is hot but was miscast as Emma Frost (Alice Eve was smart to ask out of this crapfest of a movie). There is so much wrong with this movie that hopefully this is the nail in the coffin for these Marvel franchises controlled by FOX.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    You crybabbies wanted the real uniforms, so don't bitch now.

    by ganymede3010

    You got what you wanted. So please stop bitching how awful the "real" costumes actually look.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I can't believe they're putting that horrible Morrison Angel...

    by IndustryKiller! there. What an annoying one note character. It reeks of "Well we've gotta get some color in this cast." studio interference. Why the fuck would that character have been around at the inception of the X-Men? Just a great example of what we're in for with this idiotic script.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Or a made for tv movie...but I love fassbinder and Mcavoy so we'll see!

  • "Fox has indicated to MTV News that this is not an authorized image from the "X-Men: First Class" movie."

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Tom Hardy ..


    Should have got him to play young Pat Stewart ... hes done it before, just needs to shift a few pounds. Emma looks great, the rest is fucking horrific.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    just because it's not authorized doesn't mean it's not real

    by Redhead_Redemption

    They just mean that fox didn't release this picture, it was obviously leaked online by someone. I have no doubt it is a real picture taken during filming, no one is that good at photoshop Also, considering this movie is out in 6 months, where the f is the trailer?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by my liege

    The retro-ness of the costumes is cool and setting in the 60s is cool. A prequel to the existing X-franchise, however, is far from cool. An X-Men film set in the 60s with Angel, Ice-Man, Marvel Girl, Cyclops etc would have most comic fans creaming themselves.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    What the fuck ever

    by mortsleam

    Nice of them to at least attempt the blue and yellow school suits, but what's the point with such a random selection of characters? There will be essentially no team dynamic unless they completely disregard any actual established characterization. Let me guess, Havok is a cocksure hothead? Cause he's always been portrayed that way in the comics. No wait, never once, not even when brainwashed by evil AoA Beast... The said about Azazel the better. Yeah, let's add the stupidest character from the worst storyline from the single most inept writer to ever shit on the X-Men. To reiterate: What the fuck ever.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah

    by majorax

    I had forgotten Matthew Vaughn was doing that.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Is it just me, or should the leads have been swapped?

    by Executor

    Not really following this movie in detail, so when I first saw the pic I assumed Fassbender was Xavier and McAvoy was Magneto. Fassbender is too angular and lead for Magneto, McAvoy too doughy-faced for X. They should've been swapped.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Poor Casting...

    by MattDomville the form of Ms. Jones. Emma Frost is supposed to be brilliant (if waspish) and I seriously doubt January Jones can convey that.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Do. Not. Want.

    by radioflyer

    I call a $25-$30 million opening and then a quick drop off.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute, only Beast was an original X-Man.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm so confused...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The costumes are great!

    by Bob

    Let's see, quick flashback to 1999-2000. Reaction upon seeing the production still photos of the X-MEN costumes. What was there? Bunch of screaming baby-tards about how they just stuck them all in black leather, and didn't even try. Crappy this, that, ect. Jump to today. Reaction to seeing (possible) production photo from X-MEN: First Class. Bunch of screaming baby-tards complaining that they stuck them all in dorky costumes, they aren't realistic, wah, ect.... Give me a goddamn break. Some nerds are never happy. At least this geek has an open mind about this stuff. So shut up or GTFO.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    January Jones

    by MegaBeth

    Has great boobies. She is hot! I could care less about the movie though.. looks like shite.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    anyone who says they arnt going to see it

    by Dark_Equalizer a total liar. You may not pay to see it, but then you prob would have downloaded it regardless. Yes, it looks cheesy , and i'm far more looking forward to other superheor films. But if your reading these posts, your at least a little interested by X-men, and your gonna see it along with Transformers 3. So quit with the false protesting

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Aicn got something before

    by Dark_Equalizer


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    So where is the trailer? I want to see James Bond style tech and camp.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Stan Lee should smack the FUCK outa them!

    by Tarantinos_Forehead

    Bret Ratner, Gavin Hood, Mathew Vaughn for all contributing to eff'n uphis legacy into the world and kick 20th Century FOX in the balls for doing the same thing and for not noticing that WE'RE IN THE 21st CENTURY. . . .Lames smh

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Personally, I'm excited for X-Men: First Class, and have no interest in Thor, Captain Amercia, or God help us, the soon-to-be-disaster that is Green Lantern...and even I thought this picture was totally underwhelming. However, judging an entire film from ONE PICTURE is insane....hence, the wait continues... <p> BTW, only a bitch calls someone else a "bitch", you bitch!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    So Sick of Origin Stories

    by Autodidact

    With all the comic book movies being made, I'd feel like I was in geek heaven if almost every single movie wsan't an origin story. Whose dick do I have to suck to get a superhero story on film that's not an origin (please nobody mention Dark Knight).

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    No. Thank you. No.

    by ClaireRedfield

    I usually reserve judgement quite nicely, but this... It's crap. I can tell just based on this picture that it's going to be entirely wrong. Wrong characters, wrong story, wrong mood. Thanks, but no. I didn't care for any X-men movies previously anyway, so I suppose I'm predisposed to not caring. The films drained the life out of all the characters except Wolverine, and this one won't even have that much going for it.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6 p.m. CST


    by oisin5199

    They can mess with continuity all they want with their insect-wing Angel and Havok and all that, but why have Hank already in blue Beast mode? He doesn't turn into that until long after he leaves the X-Men the first time. Kinda messes with the character's journey, I think.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Kinda dig it. But why is Mystique one of the "good guys"?

    by 3D-Man

    Also, Costumes! Yaaayyy!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Looks more like X MEN: COACH to me!

    by YackBacker

    Complimentary peanuts with your mutant powers!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    The X-Men: A Sy-Fy Original!

    by Simpsonian

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Oh god, this looks so bad and cheap! :S

    by MrFloppy

    Are you sure it's not Uwe Boll behind the cameras? :S

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Mystique starts out good, then switches sides...

    by MattmanReturns

    ...taking Xavier's hair with her.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    This pic looks awful, on the plus it's a fake.

    by The Founder

    I may be wrong but I know I've seen that photo or at least the head shot that's on Angel/Zoe before somewhere else. I don't think it's real and if it is somehow, then it looks god awful. To be fair it's just a pic and not them in motion.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    JJ's superb t*ts...

    by marineboy

    ...will be the best thing about this movie. Yes, it's going to be that bad.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST


    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    And his legs, like in the Tiger sketch in "Monty Python's Meaning of Life". Didn't even wake him up...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by Cyan09

    badly photoshopped with headshots of the actors. I'm fairly certain the pic of January Jones is from her maxim shoot. If this is somehow an official image, which seems impossible, then I would say this film is in serious trouble.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Actually, just read an interview

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    with Liam Neeson for the upcoming "Unknown", where he rather nonchalantly mentions that January Jones has deep, jagged, purple scars on her thighs from a cellulite removal procedure that went horribly wrong. Hold on, I'll try and find the link...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    so awful

    by okayplease

    who are these people, not only the cast, but the characters, a few are notable, the rest are just totally useless. let's get real. we know what x-men matter. no cyclops, storm, wolverine, you're not talking about the x-men. not really.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender is the only reason I'm interested

    by BlaGyver

    I'll be the first to say that I'm a big fan of the first two and even can occasionally enjoy bits of the third (as long as I don't watch it within two or three months of the first two. Some fun, mindless action bits in it). But this...someone up there nailed it. This assembly of characters is just so fucking RANDOM. Really, fucking Angel Salvador? YOUNG Beast? The thing about more obscure characters is that for the most part they only work in relation with more popular ones. If they had Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Angel then it would be okay to add in Havoc and MAYBE Angel Salvador and give them decent story. But if they're trying to start up a new franchise, using obscure characters is the worst decision they could make. In order for people to be attracted to this they're going to need at least one or two already familiar leads. Again, the only reason I'm remotely interested in this is for Michael Fassbender, who I have no doubt will be fantastic as Magneto. MacAvoy is actually pretty good casting as well but Fassbender is spot on.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    x-men: first high school class!!!!

    by alice133

    lol macavoy looks like hes 10.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    You're still talking about Xavier, Magneto, Mystique, and Beast. It's the 60's, so Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm haven't been born yet, and Wolverine off in his own crap spin-off series.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    X2 was so good that they decided to $h!t out X3

    by steve

    Eat that, and then repackage it for this.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Looks like a shitty fan film promo

    by alienindisguise

    and it's already making x3 look passable which is horrifying.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Super hero costumes do NOT work

    by u.k. star

    There's a very small list of heros who can translate their, spandex type costumes. Spider-Man, Superman and that's about it (Kick Ass excepted. They look stupid and take you too far out of "reality". They look like cheap, failed Star Trek TV show costumes. That said I'm not judging the quality of a movie on some dodgy low res pic, especially an unoficial one. The story, acting and direction will be key BUT the costumes WILL be a negative. Singer ealised that and gave the X-Men much better "uniforms" for live action. "what would you prefer, Yellow Spandex?" NO

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    WOW!!!! This looks like a television show...

    by MainMan2001

    ...and I mean that in a really bad way! Holy Shit, I'm shocked. Seriously, Michael Fassbinder is an absolutely incredible actor and I'm looking forward to see what he does with his role but other then that I have zero interest in this film. I didn't like Kick-Ass at all. I thought the comic was so much better. The entire comic had a, " this is cool because it's a comic book," type vibe but translated into a film it lost a lot and just became a seriously unfunny, stupid, average action romp with a pretend visual style like most Hollywood movies. The X-Men movies no matter how tolerable they might be, though X2 is definitely a cool movie and the series best, are average action movies. This will suck.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    One more thing..

    by MainMan2001

    even if the movie turns out to be the best super hero flic in the world this poster is one of the worse advertisements or teaser pieces I've ever seen.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by pauduro

    Its baddddddddd so Angel Salvadore is in it??? in the time line she was not born yeat (like habok) and mystic is like 17??? AND AN X-MEN Emma looks older than Prof X.....crap just crap

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck are these people?!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Seriously, I know Beast, Prof. X, Magneto, and Emma. BUT how the fuck is Emma, Havok, and Mystique on a team before Cyclops, IceMan, Jean Grey, and Beast?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Very gay

    by Roketopunch

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    So are we at least getting a Mystique sex scene?

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Isn't Azazel Nightcrawler's babydaddy? I assume that's pretty much the only reason why Azazel has any business being in this film. Will we see a baby Nightcrawler?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Salvadore? Azazel? Look, if I can't recognize the

    by CreasyBear

    characters from when I actually read the comics, then I have no interest. I might as well be watching Hellboy or Watchmen. There weren't enough great characters from the mid-80's? C'mon!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Holy fuck this looks terrible, like a crappy TV show

    by bloodawn5

    Damn I couldnt believe the X Men could get any worse than the Third one, but what the hell. Thank god Im not a hardcore fan, but even so this looks awful

  • I figure Twentieth Century Fox will be handing out barf bags with X's inscribed at the premiere. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt until an official trailer or ambiguous teaser is leaked. FYI, has anyone peeped out yet?? That guy is a fucking genius!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    totally gay except for January (stupidest name ever by the way) Jones ... so hot.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    No, no, no...

    by leisuredrummer

    Looks like people going out to a costume party.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by 3D-Man

    Getting a Trek vibe from the costumes and oddly-colored humanoids. But still pretty cool.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by LOTGA

    Stan Lee has been doing a good enough job of pissing on his own legacy over the past several years.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by rhizomeman

    This is NOT an official x-men image - no way. Total hack photoshop job. Lighting different for each head, heads not matching bodies, etc... And why the fuck are so many people here excited about Matthew Vaughn directing? Layer Cake, Kick-Ass...meh. Hope it's good though.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    @ brandongk: nope

    by 3D-Man

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    mystiques mutant power: looking retarded?


    and whats up with xavier... he looks like a lesbian aunt.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    January Jones?! Are you kidding me? Is she a porn actress?

    by moonlightdrive

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    This pic looks really cheap and unprofessional.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Why is this site posting FAKE photos?

    by Powers Boothe

    I'm really looking forward to this film but I'm annoyed that so many of you think this photo is real. Why bad mouth an obviously fake photo? I guess the one good thing about this silly photo is the fact it will (hopefully) prompt the studio to QUICKLY issue a real cast image.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I'm kind of liking it.

    by Yelsaeb

    The classic yellow suits look really neat.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST


    by KoolerThanJesus

    Lame character. Give us some Morph. And when the fuck was she ever an X-man?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

    its probably fake. There's just something off about it.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and not only that

    by Peter David

    But I saw these back stage pictures of Heath Ledger as the Joker and they looked awful. Green, stringy hair and bad clown make-up. "Dark Knight" is totally going to suck. PAD

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Who said it's fake

    by milesdyson

    All Fox has said is that it's an "unauthorized image". Probably means someone jumped the gun. The official picture will probably be high res version of this pic with slightly better photoshopping.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    X2 was great.It even had Mythos in it.

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by RedHorseVector

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Speaking as a designer

    by CornNut007

    ...though not in the film industry, just fyi. I can totally see this image being just a proof of concept of an intermittent stage of an overall design or photoshop process. I agree with most those and say that this image (as it is) is very bland, but I don't think we are seeing a final product here. I remain unconvinced in X-Men First Class, but until I see an actual "approved" promo image, I will remain interested, at least.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    stupid that mystique is in there

    by Rupee88

    I mean come on...they just have to reuse as many characters as possible from the previous films so the dumb people will pay to see this. And they will. And all you dumb people here too. Thanks for supporting shit movies and making sure more are produced.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    They look Rad! like they have attitude yo!

    by thefit


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    January Jones is a horrible person and a terrible actress

    by sharpie

    Tits aside.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    Sub-zero wore suspenders didn't he? then he wisened up and coppied tmnt's Shredder's look.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Hate to point out plot holes already...

    by J43

    but wasn't Beast in the first movie in human form? It's been forever since I watched it, but I could have sworn they showed him on tv doing a news interview and he was not the least bit blue or furry.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by flclhack

    I can't be the only one who looks at this and sees James Callis instead of Michael Fassbender...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    He would've done great in the role. A class clown who has the potential of an omega level mute yet he is pretty lackluster at this stage of his life. They could've had prof x and cyclops recruiting him, and then the three would recruit more and so on and so on. At least Kevin Bacon is in this.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Too much work went into that for it to be half done

    by JuanSanchez

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    I guess it was supposed to be a back door pilot or something. Anyway, if this pic is genuine, it kinda gives off that vibe. As in you want it to be coo' but you have a feeling it'll be a letdown. Hopefully I'm wrong, but XFC is not looking too good in my eyes except for Kevin Bacon, and maybe January Jones, who admittedly looks good for the role but I haven't seen Mad Men or anything with her so I can't really say.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    I don't know about her talent, so hopefully she got in this fliq with her skills and not her oldman's legacy. She had a lamea$$ anchor tattoo I saw on some kids of rock special or some crap. There are times when it's coo' to see an actor's tattoo in a fliq (when Heath Ledger has no make-up and impersonating a cop, you can see his on his left wrist when there's a close-up on him aiming/shooting towards the stage in The Dark Knight) but if I see that weak anchor I'm gonna go film kick-ass 2:Meadowe beats vaughn's ass in Manhattan Beach: the documentary.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Frost's curves

    by RichardLuzT

    Oh my god!

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Holy terribad.

    by jedimast3r

    Fuck this reboot, too.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:02 a.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    At least the suits aren't black leather.

  • This just irritates me a lot. They should have just did a reboot like Spider-man and give us 60's original team. Iceman, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Why does Beast

    by SavageJuicebox

    have a Jew fro?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    and on the subject of Cyclops

    by DrPain

    that character was so poorly taken care of in the movie universe. In the first films it was the damn Wolverine show. Here was a chance to get the real Cyclops character treated right and with respect with this film but instead for some reason fox wants to keep continuity with everything x-filmed. ARGH!! and you know a few years from now they're just going to reboot it all from the ground up, modern day, of course because this one already did the 60's thing and wasted that potential. Look, I like Vaughn, he has made some fantastic films and I don't doubt there will be some great action in First Class. However, my hopes are not high because of the characters being used, I just don't really give a crap about most of those in that awful picture up there. P.S And WHY is Beast hairy and blue in that picture?? I hope it is a fake. I hope.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Characters You Dont Know = Cannon Fodder

    by dailysportspages

    I predict Angel Salvadore to have an early exit, with Azazel meeting his fate (whatever the fate of a demon can be) too. <br> And this is not a promo shot guys, relax. Its obvious that someone in graphics wanted to see how the costume designs would look on the actors so they mocked up some bodies with some faces. <br> Its not hard to tell that the heads are not part of the same body.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Will Januray Jones and Rose Byrne make out in this?

    by DynamixRo

    Not saying this doesn't look like ass, 'cause it does. But wait for something official before you judge.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Angel, Moira, Beast, Cyclops, and Jean Grey is all they needed...

    by CeejayNightwing

    If they wanted to keep continuity with the previous films and lower the budget. Azazel, Angel Salvadore, Emma Frost and Havoc are all superfluous to this origin movie! This will leave too many film-goersscratching heads, too many sad fanboys arguing about continuity and too many overly colourful costumed comics films than the public needs to see in one year. Fail!

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Im really digging it

    by zapano

    Can't wait to see more

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Not a good picture. The 60's angle intrigues me

    by David Cloverfield

    + January Jones as Emma Frost... The way that woman wears those ridicolous clothes would drive fifteen year old me insane. I miss Cyke and co, but there'll be a reboot in five years, let them have their fun.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 6:17 a.m. CST

    January... hubba, hubba

    by richievanderlow

    That pic of her is good enough for me... I'm in. Could care less about anyone else.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    X-MEN: Hot Ass

    by smudgewhat

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Michael Fassbinder as Magneto is awesome, but..

    by moorE12

    I am disappointed by the lineup. If you are going to do this type of movie, you need the original lineup. You need Cyclops and Iceman, Jean Grey.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Not all those characters are B-listers

    by templesweeper

    Especially over the last 10 years, Emma Frost has been a MAJOR X-Man character. And she's actually pretty cool and not just hot. Beast is in it. I hate that they make Mistique ugly. Come on! We'll see. It might be a great movie. It just won't be the movie that most people want. I just don't get Fox. They should have just started all over if they were going back to the beginning and done it the right way. That would have gotten people in the seats. If this isn't amazing, it could kill the franchise for the next 7 years. I too wish they had just gone with the original X-Men of Beast, Angel, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Iceman. But this is what we have.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Which is to say, horrible. But I'm intrigued by the presence of Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy. Jesus I hope this is good. I used to love the X-Men until they made movies about them.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's a funny name.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Looks horrible

    by thommcg

    A horrifically bad cast shot.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by JacksParasites

    It's just hilarious to see Talkbackers proclaim they won't see a movie because of a one-sheet...especially when they will of course be seeing the movie.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Very cheesy photo

    by Smack_Teddy

    and emma frost looks like a high class hooker in a porno for some reason (like i've been watching too much porn)... other than that i can't be bothered to judge this further till actual footage/script reviews

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    What excitement I had for this just died

    by VAwitch

    Mystique as an Xman?? Especially an (apparently) early class/group?? NOT. Ah well. I'll probably see it during 3rd or 4th week of release, depending on my work schedule. And I won't be spending the extra for 3D if I can help it. Just... ah well... Xmen 1 & 2 - I remember thee fondly.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    More like the E-Men.

    by Stalkeye

    As in Emo. But atleast they are not wearing all black leather costumes.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Fassbender as Magneto is the only thing cool about this.

    by fatjesuschrysler

    Everything else looks like shit. Mystique looks like she has down syndrome.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by DangerDave

    Fuck this.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Hellllooooo January Jones!!!

    by D.Vader


  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Please God ...

    by old_man_and_the_sea

    ... let this be a fake. It looks dreadful and I was looking forward to X -1. And I like the director and the writer's other work. BUT I DONT NOT LIKE THIS. This looks like a costume party, or something the TV show Heroes would have come up with if it had been allowed to continue to pole vault the shark.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Azazel is a really strange character to include.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    This will suck, shoulda gone with Grant's "New XMEN run"

    by the Green Gargantua

    Best mutant comic I have read in YEARS

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    January Jones

    by Nico Toscani

    Jesus Fucking Christ. That woman is sex personified.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Twilight + X-Men = Suckage

    by Frankie

    WOW. Costumes look horrible and it has this dumb Twilight feel to it. UGH.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Poor photoshop skills!

    by BradZuhl

    Man, you'd think people working for/at studios would have better photoshop skills than this shows. Obviously this is just some mock-up that wasn't supposed to be released. So I wouldn't panic just yet.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    i have a january jones

    by NotMalcolmReed

    it's summer here in australia. i like the heat.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    X-Men is stupid

    by Timmy Chicago

    X-men is dumb. X-Men isn't worthy to drink my come. I rhymed.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    green gargantua, re: "Azazel is a really strange character to include"

    by Immortal_Fish

    I guess they're setting up Nightcrawler's origin. What's really stupid is having both he and Mystique as members of First Class.<P>And switching genders on Angel.<P>And making Beast blue.<P>And not having Jean, Scott, or Bobby.