The publicity push for X-Men: First Class sure has been strange. We get a bad image, then some great ones, a great trailer then some terrible posters. In between there have been a handful of images, some more impressive than others. This isn’t one of the great ones, but not because of any particular fault — merely because it isn’t the most dramatic image so far, and also because it is a not-too-revealing look at a character that is something of an unknown factor in the film. So this is a shot of Lucas Till as Havok, looking more like Pyro than anything else.
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It’s fitting that after two less-than-stellar X-Men movies, the man who launched the franchise is once again the mouthpiece. Bryan Singer, the director of the first two X-Men films, is a producer on the upcoming X-Men: First Class and has emerged as sort of the behind-the-scenes face of the big screen X-Men. As a follow-up to the first trailer for First Class, which is directed by Matthew Vaughn, Singer spoke to the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex about some of the characters we finally saw in the trailer and Blastr was quick to point out that there is plenty of room for interpretation between the lines of Singer’s quotes. Read what he said after the jump. Read More »
Columbia Pictures have released a new one-minute tv spot/mini-trailer for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles. Watch it now embedded after the jump. I’ve talked with a couple people who saw early screenings in New York City and Los Angeles, and the buzz is completely positive. I’m very excited to see this movie. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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The Super Bowl television commercial for Battle: Los Angeles aired before the big game on Sunday night. If you missed it, you can watch it now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Here’s the first small image of the assembled cast for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. Left to right, we see: Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.
I expect that we’ll see a better version of this image later today — I’d initially held off posting this one because it looks like an early, not quite finished look. And, frankly, I’m a bit disappointed in how this looks. It’s a lot more modern than I’d expected, but perhaps a high-res version will showcase the small costume details in a better way. What about you — is this what you expected to see from the ’60s-set X-Men prequel ? [Originally from MSN; link dead; via TheDailyBlam! and Bleeding Cool]
19-year-old actor Lucas Till (Walk the Line, Dance of the Dead, Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Spy Next Door, and the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles) has been cast in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. According to Entertainment Weekly, Till is in negotiations to play the role of Alexander “Alex” Summers aka Havok, the younger brother of the X-Men’s Cyclops. But EW warns that some of the role named might actually be part of a misdirection campaign to keep some of the characters a surprise for comic book fans.
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