erik lehnsherr


On December 20th X-men arch enemy and metal bending mutant Erik Lehnsherr, better known by the name Magneto, will be given a new character skin for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. These new duds of his has the nation of Spain pissed off.

According to Spanish reports, Zarzuela Palace and the royal house may seek a lawsuit if game company Capcom releases their latest DLC next month. Based on his appearance in The Pulse: House of M Special Magneto’s royal gear nearly matches that of King Juan Carlos. As king, and Captain General of the Armies, this look is his part of his royal appearance and worn for special occasions. You just can’t make a copy of it and have nobody notice.

Koch Media, the game’s distributor in Spain, has been warned that the depiction may infringe on the copyright of the royal figurehead, but this is a strange case. Usually, a lawsuit like this can only be done for physical products and the uniform worn in game is a digital production of the king’s royal dress. Capcom has refused to comment on this yet, but maybe they never even noticed the mistake. For all we know their copyright police were off on a donut run at the time.

The look between the two is almost uncanny though, just look at the medals and that shitty looking wallpaper. The only difference is that Magneto has a chin of Bruce Campbell proportions and you can’t copy that.

Via: Kotaku

The most recent issue of Total Film is out and they are packing the treats for X-Men fans. In addition to a cover story brimming with news about the flick there are three different collectible covers all modeled on a magazine style from the 60s. The three covers featuring Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr and Emma Frost parallel the vintage looks of classic mags like Life or Esquire.

Stay with us after the jump, won’t you, for some fun, spoilery tidbits about the film.

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