Check These Out: Flashback Magazine Covers for 'X-Men: First Class'

April 4, 2011

Charles Xavier

After the first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's anticipated comic book prequel X-Men: First Class, I've been saying that the flick looks like "Mad Men" with mutants. And while we saw a couple terrible posters awhile back promoting the film's release, some new promo images from Total Film not only help wipe those from our memory, but they also stick along the lines of my impression of the film from the trailer. The film magazine has taken some images of the film's characters like Magneto and Emma Frost and used them on retro magazine covers meant to look like the old variants of Life and Esquire. Check them out below!

Here are the images from Total Film (via Bleeding Cool):

Magneto Retro Magazine Cover

Xavier Retro Magazine Cover

Emma Frost Retro Magazine Cover

Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) took the names Professor X & Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, even working together as friends.

X-Men: First Class is directed by British director Matthew Vaughn, of Layer Cake, Stardust and Kick-Ass. Bryan Singer, director of X-Men 1 and 2, is producing and wrote the story. The screenplay was written by quite a few writers, including Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl" & "Chuck"), Jamie Moss (Street Kings), Ashley Miller ("Fringe", Thor), Zack Stentz, and finally Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass). Marv Films & 20th Century Fox are bringing X-Men: First Class to theaters everywhere starting June 3rd this summer. Who's excited?

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Emma Frost *drools*

Cruzer on Apr 4, 2011


Ugh. First two images are great and then comes...Emma Frost. Looks like a bad Victoria Secret ad.

CisforCinema on Apr 4, 2011


...Which is what it's supposed to look like.

ImNotBanksy on Apr 4, 2011


Doesn't mean I have to like it.

CisforCinema on Apr 4, 2011


This is such a great look and marketing scheme.

Anonymous on Apr 4, 2011


I don't like the push up about choosing an actress who HAS BOOBS?

BOOBLOVER on Apr 4, 2011



Rachet200 on Apr 4, 2011


I've been collecting total film since issue #1 and I have to say these covers are just as cool as anything I've seen before. Can't wait to see this film, the marketing seemed to get off to a rocky start but it's really picking up now and it's working for me. As I said before I can't wait.

Dandoo on Apr 4, 2011


The first posters were pretty weak and derivative, but this... this is art.

Fox on Apr 5, 2011


McAvoy looks like Christopher Plummer on that cover.

JL on Apr 5, 2011


saw these i just hope its good

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018

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