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X-men: First Class‘- directed by Matthew Vaughn– tells the story of the formation of the X-men through the events of Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) early friendship. 60’s, mutants and mayhem….Blah, blah blah. Y’all know that. The recent trailer did it’s justice in capturing attention. Had a bunch of snappy cuts and a ominous score. We even got some nice characters posters for Magneto and Xavier, but they’re international so they don’t count. Since then however, the US marketing seems to have taken a nose dive. Namely with the domestic character posters for Magneto and Xavier (Above). They are black and white silhouettes with floating heads inside their pants. They’re pretty much the worst movie posters known to man. Unless of course you like crotch posters. You would think/hope a major studio would hire a crack team oh artists to make killer posters for the flick. Maybe something retro looking. Something inspired by 50s illustrator Saul Bass. Which is exactly what user Duckala and posted on the cookdandbombd forum (sample above). They’re awesome and FOX should take notice. You can check out the collection after the jump.

In other First Class coverage, here’s a not-too-revealing look at Lucas Till as Havok standing in a burning hangar. It’s still a mystery on what the heck Havok is doing in this flick in the first place. In Marvel history, Havok is the brother of Cyclops, who doesn’t factor into First Class at all, and who preceded Havok’s involvement with the X-Men. Though, Bryan Singer did say this version of the character is not related to Cyclops. That just makes it all the more dumber.

HIT THE JUMP for the Domestic and International X-Men: First Class character posters, the collection of fan-made posters and a larger look at Lucas Till as Havok

DOMESTIC POSTERS:

INTERNATIONAL POSTERS:

X-Men: First Class international outdoor poster art

X-Men: First Class international outdoor poster art

FAN MADE POSTERS:

And here is another by artist Eric Tan, featuring the original team from the comics with two of the more popular additions to the new team Wolverine and Storm.

LUCAS TILL AS HAVOK:

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 Lehnsherr 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 prevent nuclear 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.

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