Michael Fassbender as Magneto

New X-Men First Class Posters Spotlight Xavier & Magneto

A couple of X-Men: First Class international one-sheets are currently doing the rounds, and while they don’t give anything new away, they’re pretty darn impressive nevertheless. 20th Century Fox evidently want to emphasise that this is a much a prequel as a reboot, though how faithful it will stay to the previous trilogy and the dire Wolverine: Origins remains to be seen.

The more I see of this movie, the more intrigued I am. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender may not have the old-school thespian clout of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, they’re nevertheless fine choices for Xavier and Magneto, respectively.

A small point of contention, though: Charles Xavier continued to be called Charles long after assuming the Professor X moniker. Likewise Erik.

James McAvoy as Charles Xavier

James McAvoy as Charles Xavier

Michael Fassbender as Magneto

Michael Fassbender as Magneto

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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