Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new image from the upcoming film X-Men: First Class in anticipation of the premiere of the movie’s first trailer later today. The image is a simple one, but it has plenty of meaning for comic fans. It's an over-the-shoulder glimpse of Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender), complete with his crimson red helmet and iconic cape. While the rest of the costume isn’t visible, it seems as though this movie may have the most accurate interpretation of Magneto’s comic book suit yet.
X-Men: First Class will be a prequel to the Hugh Jackman-led X-Men movies, exploring how the relationship between Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto soured over time. While the flick, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) will focus on Xavier and Magneto, there will still be plenty of recognizable mutants to fill out the cast. With characters like Emma Frost (January Jones), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Havok (Lucas Till) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) all present, it looks like X-Men: First Class will overflow with mutant mayhem.
If this new picture of Magneto isn’t enough to get you excited, be sure to check out the X-Men: First Class trailer, set to premiere later today. The trailer will debut on the film's Facebook page and, as always, we here at Complex will get you all the latest X-Men: First Class news as it becomes available.