Two New Stills from X-Men: First Class, plus Matthew Vaughn's Reaction to Leaked Photo

Two New Stills from X-Men: First Class, plus Matthew Vaughn's Reaction to Leaked Photo

Two New Stills from <i>X-Men: First Class</i>, plus Matthew Vaughn's Reaction to Leaked Photo

Two new pics from the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie, featuring Magneto with his redesigned helmet and Professor Xavier. Matthew Vaughn also comments on the unofficial leaked photo.

Slashfilm have got two new stills from X-men: First Class as well as a candid interview with director Matthew Vaughn, where he tries to set the record straight about the first leaked photo.

On the highly critized leaked photo released a few days ago:
I freaked out on them yesterday. I don’t know where the hell that came from. I don’t think it’s a Fox image. It’s not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the f*** is this shit, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It’s like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn’t reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like ‘Jesus Christ.

On trying to reassure fans:
I’m a fan of X-Men. We’re not bastardizing X-Men, I’m trying to get them back to being whole again.

And regarding the costumes:
The costumes are blue and yellow as well, because f*** it, lets take it back it the original. Also, by the way, those costumes are hardly in the movie. The main costumes are like these cool 60’s James Bond.

On the setting of the film:
Imagine the Cuban Missile crisis and discovering that mutants exist, both at the same time.” … “The actors are so great. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are very very hard to replace. When I’m watching Fassbender and McAvoy you just think, it sort of reminds me of Daniel Craig doing Bond, you kind of forget there were other people playing him. And that’s what I feel about these two.

Regarding the tone of the film:
It’s definitely more serious and more realistic, and I think that’s something that had to happen. That’s my feeling about the world we live in right now. I think the glossy colorful superhero film sorta had its day. I think Batman Begins started it, Dark Knight, dare I say Kick-Ass was fun and it had some real pop to it, but at the same time we grounded it in reality as much as possible. I think that’s what the audience wants. And that why that image is more Fantastic Four than it is X-Men. And I say that with all due respect to the Fantastic Four team. That was then and this is now. It’s a different time. I mean, look at me — I’m not exactly mister light.

For the rest of the interview, follow the link. For better resolution versions:
Magneto and Prof. X.

X-Men: First Class comes out 3 June 2011.
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