Rumor Mill: Rosamund Pike in talks to play Emma Frost in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS?

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
June 9th, 2010

Earlier this week, we heard rumors that Michael Fassbender was possibly in talks to play a young Professor X in Matthew Vaughn's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Almost instantly, a simultaneous exclaim of "Huh?" from confused fanboys spread out over the internet like a tidal wave...a really nerdy tidal wave. Not long after, we learned that that information wasn't exactly correct, so to speak. James McAvoy is still set to play Xavier, while Fassbender is actually rumored for a young Magneto. I say all this for the purpose of warning you to take rumors with a grain of salt. Or perhaps a grain of ice.

Such as this one! Forces of Geek is reporting that an unnamed source spotted actress Rosamund Pike (AN EDUCATION) at the offices of Lucinda Syson, the casting director who Vaughn worked with on KICK-ASS and STARDUST. So, what's the connection between Pike, Emma Frost, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, you ask? Well, apparently the actress was carrying the Emma Frost issue of X-Men Origins (seen above).

As I said, I wouldn't take this as anything more than a rumor at this time. But, should she actually be cast, Pike would be quite perfect for the telepathic icy cold hottie. If you are a reader or fan of X-Men, then you know the character pulls off sparkling like a diamond in a way that makes any TWILIGHT vampire look like a cubic zirconia. Not to mention the fact that she may be every comic book-reading boy's (myself included) introduction to do you say...exaggerated female form. Exhibit A: Google Image search the character's name. As exaggerated as it may be in the books, Pike looks to have the real-life looks to play The White Queen. Oh, and the acting ability also. That's important too, right?

Coincidentally enough, back when pike was a Bond girl in DIE ANOTHER DAY, she played a character named "Miranda Frost."

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