*Update* January Jones has been confirmed as Emma Frost. Click here to check it out!
in negotiations to play Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie. I'd also reported in a separate post that Malin Akerman, Rachel Nichols and Alice Eve were all possibly contending for an undisclosed Marvel role. Well, it turns out that actually Rosamund Pike is more likely to be playing Moira MacTaggert, a scientist and early love interest of Professor Xavier (James McAvoy). This makes more sense as Emma Frost is supposed to be closer in age to Cyclops, who will be a teenager while Pike will be 33 when the film's released in 2012. As I reported in my post about British talent, Deadline and Heatvision both claim that Alice Eve is in negotiations for the role of Emma Frost (not Wasp in The Avengers as I had speculated). Alice will still be 30 on the film's release but the Interwebs are already on fire with boyish hoots and wolf-whistles so I'm guessing her age isn't as important as Pike's age.
Of course, I've turned over a new leave with this blog and I wouldn't want to add to the testosterone fest now surrounding the actor by uploading any mock-ups of Alice Eve as Emma Frost, even just to see what she'd look like with the White Queen's cloak. Even if it meant I'd be the first to the post and possibly gain more followers.
I'm just not that shallow... Oh who am I kidding?! Sex sells! Emma Frost is supposed to be one of, if not the, sexiest character in comics. She wears virtually no clothes, has a bad streak and can read your mind. I'm sure X-Men: First Class will play up to Alice Eve's sexuality and but I'm going to conflict with the entire fanboy community by saying I hope they don't stay too close to the comics and do actually give her some clothes. After all, how ridiculous does this look in real life:
There, isn't this much better? Cover yourself up, love!:
If you like this sort of thing, check out the other sexy photo manips, including Megan Fox as Fathom and Red Sonja, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Wonder Woman, Rosamund Pike as Emma Frost and Vanessa Hudgens as Spider-Woman...