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X-Men: Days of the Future Past director, Bryan Singer tweeted our first look at the lovely, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. I have to admit that while I wasn’t on board with the original look in X-Men: First Class, I am in awe of how beautiful Mystique looks in DOTFP. This look is much more refined than in First Class and is better at bridging the gap from First Class to Rebecca Romjin’s Mystique. Also, it didn’t hurt that Jennifer Lawrence is drop-dead gorgeous like Rebecca Romjin.

X-Men: Days of the Future Past drops on July 18, 2014

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TERRIBLE NEWS CITIZENS! TERRIBLE NEWS! It has been reported that director Matthew Vaughn has stepped down as the director of X-Men: Days of the Future Past. After his highly successful stint as the writer and director of X-Men: First Class, Vaughn will be handing off the franchise he helped revive to take on other projects. It is already well known that Vaughn is very selective on what projects he wants to take on and has already passed on films such as Thor and even First Class at one point. One positive bit of news from this tragedy is that Matthew Vaughn will stay on as the producer and it is possible that director/producer, Bryan Singer who is responsible for bringing the X-Men to the big screen (and served as producer on First Class) may take back his seat as the main man in the X-Men franchise. While Singer is a brilliant director (minus Superman Returns), Vaughn’s unique vision and form of storytelling and the team he surrounds himself with is what made First Class as great as it was. With Vaughn only as a producer, will Days of the Future Past be able to find the same success as First Class and build on it? What does this mean about Vaughn and his longtime cohort, Jane Goodman’s involvement in the story and screenplay? Will Goodman stay on? Is enough of the groundwork laid out for Days of the Future Past that Singer can pick up where Vaughn left off? Even with all these questions and only few answers, we hope that Singer and Vaughn’s relationship in the making of First Class will hold and bring the same magic to Days of the Future Past.

X-Men: Days of the Future Past is scheduled to drop on July 18, 2014.

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24 August 2011 Eric Kwun | Posted in: geektube

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One of my favorite Summer flick this year was definitely Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class’, so when it was announced that several deleted scenes will be included with the DVD and Bluray, I couldn’t be more than excited. Well, Fox was kind enough to release one of those deleted scenes early and I have to say, this is one of the funniest shit I have ever seen. After watching this scene about thirty times, I have come to two conclusions. First, Professor Xavier is a dick. Second, if you’re going to fuck with the “Master of Magnetism”, do it without him knowing.

Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no embed for the video so please click the image go to the video!

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Hey 20th Century Fox! How is it that you can create some of the WORST movie posters EVER made, yet you are still able to create such an awesome trailer for ‘X-Men: First Class’? This brand spankin’ new trailer just reinforces my belief that ‘X-Men: First Class’ might be the sleeper of the year (in the category of comic based movies). While everyone is talking about ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, not much thought is being given for Matthew Vaughn’s little movie. A lot of people were concerned about the new storyline and how it will work out, but from the looks of it, the action, special effects, and story seems to be top notch. It also helps that Michael Fassbender is so damn ruggedly handsome. I’m not going to go and analyze this trailer, because I want you to check it out and make up your own minds. Whats the point of reviewing a trailer?

Hit the jump and check out the new trailer for ‘X-Men: First Class’

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Geez. 20th Century Fox just can’t seem to get it right can they? First, Fox released a set of INSANELY terrible poster where it’s the silouhette of Xavier and Magneto with their heads floating around their crotch, and now Fox released a poster in the United Kingdom featuring the cast of First Class that looks like an amateur graphic artist did while drunk on a liter of tequila. The poster features the cast randomly placed around the poster which look innocent enough, but if you look closer, it seems like each character is lit from different light source from each other. Sure, they have the same reflection, but whats up with the brightness and contrast between Xavier and Magnetos versus Emma Frost and Dr. Moira MacTaggart? It’s obvious that the poster was created from multiple different pictures and the artist didn’t take the time to make sure each picture looked similar to each other. Come on Fox. Even I could do that and I suck on Photoshop. Please create a poster that is fitting to the amazing trailer you released before. You’re doing it wrong. If I ever see a graphic designer’s resume or portfolio and see that they worked on the ‘X-Men: First Class’ poster, I’m going to kick them in the shin and laugh at them.

Hit the jump and check out the hideous ‘X-Men: First Class’ UK version poster

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For couple weeks now, SuperPunch held a contest that asks their readers to create a new “stylish and sexy” ‘X-Men: First Class’ poster that the movie deserves. Well, one of the best of the group was indeed not a poster or illustration, but a fantastic fan-made title opening sequence by Joe D! Joe D!’s awesome retro-style opening features beautiful illustrations and visuals similar to mix between a ‘James Bong’ opening and the art of Saul Bass.

Inspired by classic Sixties movie titles and prompted by John Struan of Super Punch fame, I’ve built a 1960s style title sequence for the upcoming X-Men: First Class film.
Set during the midst of the Cuba Missile Crisis, X-Men: First Class tells the story of the first team coming together, before they would become the heroes and villains we know from the original X-Men Trilogy.
This sequence was designed to give a very brief primer on the time period, the setting, as well as show the relationships of the characters in this film, as they are very different from the previous movies and audiences shouldn’t be confused as to why Professor X and Magneto, enemies in the original trilogy, are the best of friend in this prequel.
Super Punch held a contest redesigning the posters for the film, which played it safe by sticking very close to the correlation to the original trilogy, and winding up rather mundane compared to the slick trailer rife with espionage, red fear, and 60s hair. Several people were quick to make posters in the Mod, Saul Bass, and James Bond style that I had in mind, so it was decided that I’d make a title sequence instead.
And yes, that music is a very melancholic rendition of the 90s cartoon theme song.

I have to admit that pretty much every single fan-made poster/illustration for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class’ is far more superior than what 20th Century Fox released which was a pile of crap. This is a perfect example of the fans knowing more about the subject matter and what looks good than the Hollywood honchos that are racking in seven figure salaries. Shame on you Hollywood.

Hit the jump and check out Joe D! awesome ‘X-Men: First Class’ opening sequence

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After seeing the first posters from 20th Century Fox for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class’, I was pretty horrified by the quality of shit that was released. Fortunately, the fans are striking back with their own awesome renditions of what a ‘X-Men: First Class’ poster SHOULD look like. Illustrator, Josh Siegel (AKA modhero) has created two cool illustrations of Professor Xavier and Magneto in so fairly normal duds in a classroom. Considering “First Class” is pretty much a look into the first class at “Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters”, you would figure the posters should incorporate something “academic”. Well, regardless, Fox made the mistake of putting floating heads on crotches so the fans will capitalize on the studio’s folly. Until Fox releases so better posters, I’m going to continue featuring these awesome fan-made posters just to put the studio to shame. BTW, if you are interested in creating your own ‘X-Men: First Class’ poster, head over to Super Punch and enter their, “Create Your Own X-Men: First Class” art contest!

Hit the jump and get a closer look at Josh Siegel’s awesome ‘X-Men: First Class’ posters!

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