SlashFilm is featuring a talk with X-MEN: FIRST CLASS director Matthew Vaughn, in which he disavowed the cast picture released yesterday.
“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*ck is this sh*t, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well…
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’…”
“I’m a fan of X-Men. We’re not bastardizing X-Men, I’m trying to get them back to being whole again.”
The costumes are apparently authentic.
“The costumes are blue and yellow as well, because f*ck 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…”
Were there fans upset because the picture featured costumes that were an actual attempt to reflect the comics? I guess so, comic book fans are notoriously hard to please. I don’t read the responses on other sites.
Personally, I was thrilled. A comic book movie brave enough to embrace its 4-Color origins. Only it seems not too closely, after all.