Alice Eve is blonde, pretty and sort of hoity-toity looking, so it’s not hard to see why she’s in negotiations to play Emma Frost in next summer’s X-Men: First Class, as reported yesterday by the Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog.
Just last week, we were speculating on whether or not the former White Queen would play a role in the film at all, given that she didn’t appear in the comic books until the X-Men were way beyond their first class —1980′s Uncanny X-Men #129. Yet Emma Frost did have a character cameo in last year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so it makes sense given the established film continuity.
Eve most recently starred as the titular “she” in this spring’s Jay Baruchel comedy vehicle She’s Out of My League. She’s also British, which I always thought Emma Frost was supposed to be when I was a kid. Just a few months ago, she was rumored to be up for the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Also making the rounds: Latino Review says Caleb Landry Jones, “Boy on Bike” in No Country for Old Men, is the “top contender” for the role of Banshee. Jones is 20, putting him more than a decade younger than the 31-year-old James McAvoy (playing Professor X), even though Banshee is one of the only X-Men who, in the comics, is around the same age as Xavier. It happens.
Is Eve up for the task of slipping into Emma’s organic diamond skin? Feel free to tell the world your thoughts in the comments.