The Cast of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, No Longer Watermarked

Your first look at the retro X-Men.

UPDATE: You know what’s shitty? When sites steal other sites’ images and watermark them. A certain shitty upstart site did that today, stealing an image from MSN and throwing their ugly watermark on it. The image, free of stain, is above. The link to the offending site has been removed from this story.

The sad reality of today’s web is that you have to watermark cool images to hell, because otherwise people will steal them. Happens every day. It’s a lesson I have yet to really learn, as evidenced by the zillion sites that ran our Martha Stewart skull story and used our images but never linked back to us.

And s0  can be forgiven for watermarking this image of the cast of X-Men: First Class. Which, by the way, I have no idea how they got, as it can’t be an official image from Fox - Blam has an Alexa ranking of 90 thousandth website on Earth. So maybe we’re going to get a cease and desist in a little while (which will be funny because I’m about to leave to go to the Fox lot . So if this is a non-legit image, sorry in advance!).

Magneto and Professor X flank either side of the group shot; The Beast hangs out in the shadows next to Azazel (Jason Flemyng) who will one day have a Nightcrawler baby with Mystique, seen on the right hand side (such a pity to hide Jennifer Lawrence behind all that blue). And of course January Jones in a Victoria’s Secret outfit as the White Queen.

This actually looks much less period than I expected. If it wasn’t for the fact that I know a bunch of X-Men: First Class pics will drop today (because of the gloating of webmasters on Twitter), I’d assume this was a phony. Maybe it is. Maybe it’s not part of the official wave of releases. We’ll find out later. In the meantime - chat it up in the comments!