Two More X-Men First Class Pics Including Magneto in his Helmet

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Yesterday I said it was falling mutants, and it looks like today it’s still falling mutants. Apparently Fox and Matthew Vaughn are freaking out about all that negative reaction to that bad photoshoppy looking photo of the cast in costume that came out on Tuesday, and are apparently trying to pretend like some kid in his basement made it up and it wasn’t theirs, when I think everyone knows better. In an attempt at damage control, the studio have been releasing “official” images and teaser poster left and right since. The latest — two new pics of Michael Fassbender as Magneto including helmet and James McAvoy as Professor X, doing his mind thing.

“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 Lensherr 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 stop 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.

Starring Michael Fassbender, January Jones, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Lucas Till, Zoë Kravitz, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, and directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Get your ass to school June 3, 2011.

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  • Juggernaut

    UUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just when the shimmer of hope was starting to glean through after seeing the last three pics, Fox goes and does THIS!

  • Koschei 1975

    This is starting to get worse and worse…geez, it might make the old Fantastic Four movie look like a winner. And yes, I’m referring to the ’90s Roger Corman effort. ugh.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Wellhe did say in interviews he’d have the helmet. I like how it’s closer to the comic look than the ones from the X-men movies, and fassbender does look good in it. That said the pic itself is horrible. And i just don’t see Xavier doing the fingerless glove thing. It just seems very, hobo-ish. LOL.

    • Juggernaut

      Closer to the comic books? Sure. Ridiculous looking? Absolutely! It looks like a reject Shredder helmet from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie!!! And what the hell is he doing with his hand?!?!? McKellan’s hand motions were so close to the ones in the comics. This looks very awkward.
      Xavier’s hobo gloves hahahahaha! Oh boy this is gonna be a train wreck man!
      The one thing that I saw that had me exited was the surroundings of Fassbender in that helmet pic. Sand, surf, palm trees, could they be on Krakoa?!?!?!?

      • Juggernaut

        Either Krakoa or Genosha maybe. Too tropical for Muir Island.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Krakoa?! doubtful, but something along those lines would be cool. Krakoa is just too much.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed. That’s why i said the pic looks bad. I don’t think the helmet looks that ridiculous, but with the uniform and the hand gesture it definitely looks off. Fassbender fills it out very well, but the whole thing together looks bad.

  • The Strongest There Is

    James McAvoy is a good actor and I really think he is the right person to pull off a humanitarian that is encouragingly good in a father/best friend kind of way. Basically saying I think he will make a great professor X (even with hair :( ). Fassbender also makes a good magneto. I think the best picture Ive seen so far is of Kevin Bacon as Sabastian Shaw. It just fits.

    I dont have high hopes for this movie, but in all actuality I wouldn’t mind giving it until the trailer comes out to put things together for me so i can make a decision.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Yeah I’m with you but I’m not holding my breath. I think pictures out of context are the worst way to judge a film.

      Also I agree about both McAvoy and Fassbender.

  • Theagent0fgod

    Why does Magneto need an helmet if he and Charles are friends.

    • Juggernaut

      Good point. In the original series they say that Magneto crafted the helmet to thwart Xavier’s telepathic meddling. There should be no reason why he’d have it in this film. It’s kind of like putting Hannibal Lechter’s infamous muzzle mask in Hannibal Rising. It was his origin story. That mask, like Magneto’s helmet weren’t around. Awful!

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        maybe to keep Xavier from getting all high and mighty and making him do something he doesn’t agree with. The picture could be at the end when they have their falling out for all we know, and he’s had the helmet made just in case he had to go against Xavier. Magneto doesn’t do much without thinking ahead, and being the man that he is I don’t think he truly trusted anyone fully, and would have insurance in case he and Xavier’s beliefs began to oppose each other.

  • super-ramen

    if you can’t do the original material any justice the just go and make something completely original.

  • Jose

    hahaha this is looking terribly bad,well if the White Queen would have been Rosie Huntigton Whitley maybe then i’d give it a a chance :)

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    we need a trailer asap !!

  • Shazam!

    I agree with the comments about context – so I’m going to try and fight the temptation to trash these photos outright just yet! With regards to the good professor – keep in mind that he wasn’t always wealthy and that there are plenty of different references throughout the comics of him using his powers to his financial gain.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Still makes him look like a hobo with mental powers instead of mental issues. Lol

  • Roce

    Another Fox project.. I like how they want to say the picture from yesterday wasn’t official, but then release a photo that has Magneto in the same costume.