Is this the first image of the "X-Men: First Class" cast? Take a look for yourself and then read on for a little background on this new image that's making the rounds...
UPDATE: Fox has indicated to MTV News that this is not an authorized image from the "X-Men: First Class" movie.
So here's the deal: The image first appeared at MSN.com earlier today, and though the page where it appeared was subsequently removed, The Hollywood Reporter has indicated that it's legit. Even so, we're still a bit skeptical about the shot, given the strong photoshop vibe coming from the image and how unlikely it would be for the studio to reveal this much of the cast at once rather than teasing out each character.
Until we get confirmation one way or the other, though, it's certainly worth discussing.
For example, what do you think about Azazel's appearance in the promo shot? The image also seems to give us our first look at January Jones' revealing take on Emma Frost — which appears to be quite faithful to the character's wardrobe in the comics world.
And while we're still waiting for word from the studio about the image's validity, here's a quick refresher on the characters depicted in it. From left to right, that's Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique, and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier.
Keep it locked to Splash Page for word on a potential confirmation and/or debunking of the image...
What do you think of the image? Is it legit? Do we want it to be? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!