Monday, June 28, 2010

Alice Eve = Emma Frost

Original story: http://www.deadline.com/2010/06/alice-eve-joins-x-men-first-class/

Deadline's Mike Fleming says that Fox wants actress Alice Eve for the (not especially) sought-after role of Emma Frost, aka (but probably not in the movie) "The White Queen," for Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class," which apparently no one can confirm as being either a "reboot" or a second-prequel following the disasterous "Wolverine" movie. Either way, it's a "teen years" story for the main group, with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as less-old versions of Magneto and Professor X.

Exactly how the "prequel" angle would work when we've already seen Magneto and Xavier as "middle aged" men coming to collect Jean Grey as a young girl in the third movie (she's presumably the same basic age as the rest of the "first class"), unless maybe their taking the opportunity to wipe EVERYTHING from "The Last Stand" completely out-of-continuity, which would actually be fine by me. (FWIW, Frost appeared sans last name via a different actress as "diamond skin girl" in the Wolverine movie.)

If the boxoffice is any indication, you probably DON'T remember Eve as "She" in "She's Out Of My League." In any case, fans can now begin The Procedure of processing this information which, in case you're wondering, goes something like this:

PHASE 1: Awareness.
PHASE 2: Excitement.
PHASE 3: Realization that there's almost no chance she'll wear The Costume, thus negating two out of three reasons anyone gives a shit about this character being in the X-Men movies.
PHASE 4: "So is Wolverine in this one or not?"

8 comments:

gavstern said...

Disastrous? Wolverine made $373,062,864 on a $150,000,000 budget. Nothing that grosses $150 million is disastrous. Sucky, perhaps, but not disastrous.

Dave said...

I can't be the only one who wants a series of xmen films WITHOUT wolverine. Not because he's a bad character, but because he's so ridiculously over popular that he becomes the focus of anythig he's put in. He's a canon sue at this point. Give me an xmen movie with cyclops, beast, angel, dazzler FFS. And gambit. Everything needs more gambit.

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Joe Bite-me said...

LOL TEAM EDWARD nice one anon.

Gray said...

Alice Eve looks a little too old to be playing a teen, so I guess it'll be a villain Emma Frost then? Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part..

And I agree with Dave, Wolverine is amazing, but he takes way too much spotlight.

Anonymous said...

I'm honestly sort of hopeful "First Class" winds up being a complete reboot, honestly. Don't get me wrong, I love Bryan Singer's "X-Men" films; indeed, at this point, I personally hold "X-Men 2" as the single best Super Hero Movie yet made.

BUT.

As "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" made pretty clear, the people working on these things either lack the time or the inclination to check notes and make sure what they're doing can fit smoothly with what is supposedly still to come continuity-wise. As such, I'd rather they just start from scratch; it frees them up from having to worry about syncing up with the other "X-men" films and will hopefully better allow "First Class" to stand or fall on its own merits.

Kyle said...

I'm just glad they're making more. X-2 was superb. Alan Cumming is one of my most favorite ever. <3

I think Alice Eve is exactly qualified to play Emma Frost.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that doesnt think Wolverine is a great character? Yes once upon a time he was pretty awesome, mysterious and had a great story line... maybe 20 years ago... The character has been so overexposed, overused, and put into so many storylines and plots that make no sense for him to be part of (someone please tell me why the **** wolverine the lone wolf type that is portrayed to be angst driven, angry at the world, and again a loner in EVERY incarnation of the character go and join the avengers for any amount of time...) But I digress... My point is a character that once may have been mysterious and awesomely bad a** has acted the same way with literally zero forward progress in ATLEAST the last ten years (except when, however briefly, they killed him off in the ultimate's universe lol.) AND he has appeared in what seems like almost every single marvel comic and marvel comic and now atleast 4 live action films all of which it seems he is if not THE focal point one of the focal points whether it makes sense for him to be or not...

/end rant

PS I approve of the Emma Frost Casting.