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The Seventies were Kind to No One: Wolverine and Xavier Pic from X-Men Days of Future Past

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | August 20, 2013 | Comments ()


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Okay fine, that header picture is from McAvoy’s film Filth, but it feels so awkward putting the same picture up top as I do in the body of the post. And if I do, you are less likely to actually click on the post, for let’s be honest, you’re not clicking on it for my words, you’re clicking on it for a glimpse of McAvoy and Jackman. And if I give you that upfront, no clicky, which means that Dustin’s children will either starve or be forced to hunt each other Hunger Games style for who gets the rations. And no one wants that.

Here’s the promised picture:

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Frankly I don’t care that it’s Wolverine and Professor X so much as seeing the atrocity that seventies fashion commits on anyone forced to wear it. And really the header picture makes so much more sense now, because doesn’t Xavier look exactly like McAvoy’s character from Filth in this? The unkempt hair, terrible clothes, the child molester facial hair, the vacant gaze … I’m starting to think that Filth is actually subtitled Xavier: The Lost Years.

Oh and the other guy in the picture is Beast. Purists are throwing tantrums about how once Beast went blue, he never went back. Other purists are insisting that in comics canon there was a period in which he went back and forth. Really, it’s more exhausting than watching Fox News, and about as pointful.


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  • Ben

    the first time I saw this I thought that was johnny deppe in the chair. And then had to do a mental double take to realize why the fuck would he be in x-men.

  • Pft that's my natural facial hair and unkempt style. I'd love to pop pop as much as Mcavoy does here.

  • Congrats, SLW, for tying in Dustin's earlier post about Maine's current Governor, as that state may not be far from a Hunger Games chapter if they don't take the keys away from him. I think management consultants call that synergy - can we get Don Cheadle in here to confirm?

  • cgthegeek

    Where. Is. Hank's. Fur.

    (purist)

  • Cody McKee

    Back when Hank McCoy first appeared in comics as The Beast, he didn't have fur. That came along later as a "secondary mutation." He has further mutated to a more cat-like appearance.

  • cgthegeek

    Really!? Are you sure!?

  • Cody McKee

    You said you were a purist, so if I took you too seriously I apologize :) either way, I'm going to answer you: yes, I'm sure. Here is the cover to the first issue of X-Men from 1963; Beast is the one swinging in on the trapeze-thing
    http://images.wwcomics.com/ima...

  • cgthegeek

    Dude, it was a joke.

    I don't have geek in my screenname for shits and giggles ya know.

  • Cody McKee

    Noted, with apologies.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Hank's fur. Hanks of fur. SYNERGY!

  • Oh God what the hell is that on McAvoy's face? PORNSTACHE. Oh God no.

  • Mrs. Julien

    That's simply the best he can do, Figgy. Not everyone can be Sam Elliott.

  • Sars

    Why is Wolvorine the same age here, as he was when he met Xiavier as a bald old man... this makes very little sense....

  • TheReinaG

    Obviously, you're not a golfer.

  • lonolove

    Wolverine doesn't really age (part of his powers). You may have noticed in the last X-Men film that young Xavier and Magneto attempted to recruit Wolverine right from the start, and he rejected them. Wolverine's latest solo film also featured him looking young and spry during WWII...his immortality figures very prominently into that plot.

  • rasputinreborn

    Oh so myopic. Just wait a couple decades; the clothes you're wearing right now may well be just as distasteful to someone who isn't born yet!

  • oilybohunk7

    I was born in the 80's. I don't need to wait to be embarrassed by my former fashion choices.

  • Mrcreosote

    The 70s were so very, very brown. This whole post reminds me of the Top Ten List of Worst Super Hero Powers. 1. The power to score with other hero's spouses

  • What you can't see from that angle is that the object of their baleful stare is a Night Fever-era John Travolta throwing some of those world-destroying shapes of his. Truly a villain to be reckoned with. And a clever retrospective bit of casting I might say, as modern day Travolta is slowly turning into a smiling, flesh-coloured Apocalypse.
    THE 70's WARNED US, PEOPLE, THE PROPHECIES WERE TRUE - EN SABAH NUR HAS RETURNED TO US - AND HE HAS AN INEXPLICABLE HAIR PIECE!

  • JJ

    There must be a Discopocalypse in one of their many alternate realities.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    Remove his legs and Professor X looks a lot like Lt. Dan.

  • That's what I said last time they posted shots from this.

  • JJ

    "People call me the Xman. I'm the stylish one of the group. I know
    what you're asking yourself, and the answer is yes, I have a nickname
    for my penis. It's called Cerebro, but I also nicknamed my testes. My left one is James Howlett, and my right one is Doctor Henry McCoy. You ladies play your cards right, and you just might get to meet
    the whole gang."

  • 'Just stay the hell out of Chamber. Xman don't play that way.'

  • DeltaJuliet

    Awesomeness, right there.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I knew someone whose group of friends had held a competition in high school to see who could come up with the ugliest 70s polyester shirt. He was very proud of the "corpuscle shirt" that his mother had gone to the Salvation Army to find for him as a gift.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    I like how Wolverine basically looks the same except for some patterning on the shirt and the other two look like Boogie Nights threw up all over them.

  • His healing factor can also heal the fashion damage of any clothes he wears.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    And, like concert tickets, this ability is tragically non-transferable (except to Rogue, that one time, with the touching, and then the almost being dead, kinda).

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