This UFA German-inspired X-Men film poster was created by Disney designer Eric Tanner. He was responsible for some of the great retro Incredibles artwork.
“I’ve always dug those UFA German cinema posters, especially the Metropolis ones. Using them as inspiration, I sketched up a little comp on a napkin. They’re all gonna be sporting their retro uniforms and it’s gonna be like 3 colors max. I’ve cheated it a bit by including Wolverine and Storm. They came later in the series, but I like ‘em and it’s probably my one and only shot at working on the X-men so what the heck, right?”
“It was quite the honor to get to work on these characters that I’ve followed since I was a kid. In the end, it became a combination of the stuff I did for Incredibles and them old German film posters. Hope it works!”
Check out the napkin pen drawing that inspired the poster after the jump. I wish Marvel would release this on a one-sheet. I know I’d buy it.