Last week the first “official” image from X-Men: First Class found its way online, much to the dismay of X-Men fans around the world… and director Matthew Vaughn. The reaction was, for the most part, fairly negative, but Vaughn quickly jumped in and tried to defuse the situation by telling /Film that it wasn’t “pre-approved” and that he didn’t know where it came from (which may or may not have been the case). By way of apology, he offered up a handful of new photos to /Film and the L.A. Times, which are definitely a bit of an improvement.
Among the new pics we have our first look at Kevin Bacon as villain Sebastian Shaw and a better look at January Jones as Emma Frost, plus we are actually getting a feel for the fact that this is supposed to be a period piece set in the ’60s. James McAvoy is definitely looking the part as Professor X as well. On the other hand, the image of Michael Fassbender wearing the Magneto helmet has become the subject of some derision as it does seem to be a wee bit oversized. Well, I guess they can’t get everything right! On top of this, Latino Review has a report about extensive reshoots that are going on right now. So what do you think, does this restore your confidence in X-Men: First Class, or are you still worried that this will turn out to be yet another mockery of the X-Men characters? Check out more pics after the jump.