Call me crazy, but I think there might be a reoccurring design motif - - a unifying them, if you will - - that’s tying all these X-MEN: FIRST CLASS posters together. Two new one-sheets have popped showing headshots of young Chuck Xavier and Ricky Lensher lurking inside the silhouettes of their older incarnations. That’s, of course, riffing on the same design theme from last batch of posters, but swapping watery reflections for stark shadows.
Speaking of which, the international versions of those posters have surfaced recently, too. Prof X’s one is basically the same, except with a less-saturated color palette for the background of his stately upstate New York mansion. Magneto’s one has noticeably shifted locations from a concentration camp to a grimy back alley (that I suppose could still be somewhere inside a camp.) As these are the international versions (compare them to the originals), I suspect that location shift may been made due to the historical and political appropriateness of such an image in certain European countries. Germany, in particular, has laws forbidding the usage of Nazi imagery in advertising - - though the delineation between art and marketing is a fine line there. Hence, I believe INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and various WOLFENSTEIN have had to alter their ads in creative ways, even if they haven't had to alter their actual content .
Anyway, here are the posters themselves. Discuss and debate!