Awesome X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Concept Art Featuring Beast, Havok and Sebastian Shaw

Conceptual artist, Andrei Riabovitchev, created some fantastic designs for X-Men: First Class, which include early designs for Beast (Hank McCoy) and Havok (Alex Summers). Also, hit the jump to check out his pre-visualization work for Sebastian Shaw's mutant power.

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We featured Andrei Riabovitchev's Snow White and the Huntsman concept art months ago, which you can view here. Now, check out his impressive designs for Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Alex Summers/Havok (Lucas Till) and Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon).

EARLY DESIGNS FOR HAVOK







SEBASTIAN SHAW












BEAST (HANK MCCOY)







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X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"), the cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, January Jones, Sean Cassidy, Álex González, Jason Flemyng, Zoe Kravitz, Lucas Till and Nicholas Hault. Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart are expected to join the cast as well, but deals are not yet finalized. The film will hit theaters July 18, 2014.

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englandlover77 - 1/12/2013, 4:27 PM
ok
SuperDude001 - 1/12/2013, 4:29 PM
Would've prefered the first Beast idea from this. The one we got seemed a little too animal while being too weak.
TheOneAboveAll - 1/12/2013, 4:30 PM
It could have been better the Beast artwork does look "beast" no pun intended
manymade1 - 1/12/2013, 4:32 PM
I don't know what to think about those last few for Shaw and Havok. Beast is pretty cool though.
superherofan21 - 1/12/2013, 4:33 PM
Whoa. Shaw looks very different in that concept art. Did they have another actor in mind before they cast Kevin Bacon?
nailbiter111 - 1/12/2013, 4:35 PM
You can click on the link below the Beast video to see images for Banshee, Angel and Riptide.
nailbiter111 - 1/12/2013, 4:36 PM
superherofan21 - that's funny i was just thinking the same thing. i'd say bacon was probably not their first choice, but that's a guess.
rudeawakening - 1/12/2013, 4:45 PM
Would've much rather had any of those beast designs over the one we got...looks likehavok could've been way cooler too!
Giznad - 1/12/2013, 4:48 PM
@Gambit89, see, I think that's when Fox interferes with the production and goes "Oh, well, use red beams so he'll seem more like Cyclops." Beast looks pretty beast
storyteller - 1/12/2013, 4:50 PM
For all of them, the reason they have different faces is simply that they probably hadn't cast the actors yet. But they had an idea of gender/age so they got some models(may even be the concept artist themselves). Concept work starts before actors are casted. Basically these guys are just models. They could be the relatives of the artists.

I think Havok should have been portrayed like that one. Seems very powerful. Beast they clearly though about going more in the direction of last stand. Though practicality clearly won out. The suit cover most of the body, and thus the actor doesn't die from all that crap on him.
storyteller - 1/12/2013, 4:51 PM
When it comes to color for Havok. I have kinda been a fan of the idea that if they are related to each other then should the energy be the same color?
Jollem - 1/12/2013, 4:53 PM
that first beast will [frick] you up
Tainted87 - 1/12/2013, 4:55 PM
Havok looks awesome. I didn't hate the red, and yeah, like Giznad said, they probably just wanted someone who could fill in for Cyclops visually.

Banshee looks horrible though. Glad they went in a different direction. Kind of wish he was Irish, though.
Giznad - 1/12/2013, 4:57 PM
@storyteller, good point.
KelvTwelve - 1/12/2013, 4:59 PM
It seemed like they wanted to reconnect X-Men 3 to First Class with that costume.
Giznad - 1/12/2013, 5:00 PM
@Tainted87, Fox deserves a slap in the face for accents of everyone. Storm, Colossus, Banshee and Moira, and Gambit was not done very well.
TheBumblingIdiot - 1/12/2013, 5:15 PM
loved how beast look's in those i like him better there and in last stand better then how he was in first class
shiverman20 - 1/12/2013, 5:32 PM
People let this film off way too easy. If you asked me a couple of years ago who would be the best on-screen bad guy; Sebastian Shaw or Bane, I would have said Shaw all the way. He just isn't the memorable villain he should be.

It's good compared the the past few X films, but nothing on what an X-Men film should be like.
CharlesLord - 1/12/2013, 5:54 PM
lmfao havok and shaw look terrible
jessepostal - 1/12/2013, 6:06 PM
I want a real Xmen movie :(
ClarkFarley2012 - 1/12/2013, 6:06 PM
Beast looks great. Should've used that concept.
Durango95 - 1/12/2013, 6:28 PM
Kevin Bacon was the WORST casting for Shaw. As for Havok...havent any of these writers read X-Men?
marvel72 - 1/12/2013, 6:33 PM
that first beast image is pretty cool,havok & shaw total shit.still waiting for a x-men movie,x-men 2 is the closest one so far.
drykillogic22 - 1/12/2013, 6:35 PM
Some of the Beast action shots remind me of Jack Nicholson in "Wolf"
theomegasanction - 1/12/2013, 6:39 PM
prefer concept art Beast, the movie version looks ridiculous. agree that Shaw could have been better written and casted
theomegasanction - 1/12/2013, 6:40 PM
think major problem with Beast is that they brought his hairline down over his nose.
bababoozer - 1/12/2013, 6:40 PM
With Jennifer Lawrence being fat and the Beast make-up looking like Thundercats, I hope they fix those problems for the next movie....
Tainted87 - 1/12/2013, 7:04 PM
Jennifer Lawrence isn't fat, she just has cheeks.
MrReese - 1/12/2013, 7:57 PM
They should have gone with that 1st Beast!!
MrReese - 1/12/2013, 7:58 PM
I'd do Jennifer XD
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/12/2013, 7:59 PM
"Jennifer Lawrence isn't fat, she just has cheeks."

lol, ass cheeks that you can bounce quarters off... amirite :P

BEST XMEN MOVIE!!! too bad vaughn had to shit all over continuity and original members to make it.
TheSoulEater - 1/12/2013, 8:36 PM
I wish they'd used that effect on Havoc with red
AUSSYACE - 1/12/2013, 10:02 PM
Havock design looks awesome...Love the blue effect...

I thought the part wher he gets his cylinder ripped off his chest in the movie as extra ordinary...

Seriously...It looked like it had been sewn on buy a 5 year old kid in China on a bag of rice a day...
thereaper27 - 1/12/2013, 10:27 PM
is it just me or does that last pic of beast look like wolverine..........
superpooper - 1/12/2013, 10:44 PM
Too bad Beast didn't look like that. He looked like shit.
Berzerker93 - 1/12/2013, 11:10 PM
@Farkosaurus

What the [frick] were thinking?!?! Had they ever even SEEN what Banshee looks like?
JonasWepeel - 1/12/2013, 11:12 PM
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon knows no bounds.
mgeoff88 - 1/12/2013, 11:23 PM
I wish Beast looked liked that in First Class.

@thereaper It's not just you. Beast there has some Wolverine in him. :P
Newbus - 1/12/2013, 11:45 PM
FFS why didn't they stick with the Beast one!!?
novaprime - 1/13/2013, 12:02 AM
they never used it so im not hype!!!
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