First Official Images from Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class – UPDATED

If my reading comprehension hasn’t gone completely down the toilet, I’m going to interpret the comments in our previous “X-Men: First Class” post (re: the character cast banner you see above this article) that most of you are not fans of what you’ve seen of “First Class” so far. Here are three more images, all official and whatnot, courtesy of the LATimes, to either add fuel to the fire, or tamper your disappointment.

Besides these spanking new, official images, the article also has more on the plot:

The plot of this film is still under wraps, but it presents a world where superpowered mutants are living in secret and don’t face the public scrutiny and prejudice that are central themes in the earlier films, which are primarily set in the modern day. The friendship of future foes Xavier and Lehnsherr is the heart of the film — Singer says the two have a common cause and different approaches and he even used the life trajectories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X as a sort of shorthand for their veering paths. Despite rumors to the contrary, Vaughn said the movie will be the first X-Men film without the most famous face of the franchise, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, and key characters such as Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey give way to new screen arrivals such as Emma Frost (January Jones), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) and Havok (Lucas Till).

James McAvoy, who plays young Professor X, adds:

This isn’t a reboot, so I’m not replacing anyone, in which case you might want to try to be as different as possible and stay away from what had been done before. This is a prequel, so I’m the same character, just younger, but the challenge for me – and for Michael — is to show the same person in a different place in their life; to show someone before they’re this bad guy, before they’re this saint. Charles wasn’t always a … monk, this selfless, sexless monk that he becomes.

Oooh, just what we all wanted to see, Professor X getting tail. Wait, we’ve all been waiting for that, right? Anyhoo, the new images for your judgment. Judge away!

Get more images and videos in our “X-Men: First Class” preview page.

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Bonus pic: here’s the film’s teaser poster.

And two more images: