As reported at Den of Geek, the first image has been released by Marvel for the upcoming X-Men First Class film. And it looks terrible.
It's all shiny PVC and ugly looking make up, and while I understand it's just the first shot of the cast and there will be many, many more before the film is released on the 2nd of June, first impressions are always important. Not only is this leaving way too much in the dark (quite literally) but Emma Frost looks all wrong, Magneto looks completely the opposite of the presence which he is in the X-men trilogy and Azazel looks like the devil from Human Giant. (If you haven't seen it, it's a sketch comedy show, with the Devil sporting some of the most ridiculously awful make up possible.
Not to mention Nicholas Hoult as Beast? Unless your going to CGI the fuck out of him, you really need someone with a broad frame to carry the Beast's ungainly features, and he is stick thin! Also, Mystique looks in her late teens, so if they are going to try and pull off the storyline which see's her and Azazel get it on to create Nightcrawler, it's going to cause some raised eyebrows. Not least for the age gap between the two actors which is 24 years, which engulfs the 20 years Jennifer Lawrence has spent living. Creepy.
On the good side however, the costumes look a bit more like the comics, instead of the slightly dreary garb the teams were made to wear in the trilogy. However, I have only just found out that Moira MacTaggert is in this one and I am dreading hearing the accent they give her, because it has been terrible in the cartoon and the games. She better not be saying "Och aye the noo" or any of that shite, or heads will roll. ROLL, I TELL THEE.