X-Men: First Class lands Alice Eve

Playing psychic Emma Frost

Emma Frost

Alice Eve has signed on to play telepath Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.

The Hollywood babe, last seen in Sex And The City 2 and She’s Out Of My League, joins the recently cast Michael Fassbender (as Magneto), James McAvoy (as Prof X) and Benjamin Walker as fellow classmate Beast.

No further details on how Frost will be adapted to the screen, but we know that the character in the comics is a former member of The Hellfire Club, a group of bad mutants.

An outrageous flirt, Frost ain’t afraid to show what she’s got, even giving Mystique a run for her money in the flesh-flashing department. In terms of abilities, she is also able to turn her skin into hardened diamonds that protect her from attack (and hence the name).

Frost first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 as a member of the X-Men. She quickly made her mark by having an affair with Scott Summers (Cyclops) while he was married to Jean Grey.

Will that love triangle make it into the film? With producer Bryan Singer stating that the flick will focus mostly on Magneto and Prof X, we’re not sure there’ll be room for it - though it could be a decent sub-plot.

The character of Frost first showed up briefly on the big screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Tahyna Tozzi.

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    • MagneticEye84

      Jun 29th 2010, 8:55

      I have always hated this character. Could never understand why they had to turn the X-Men into a boring soap opera. She is a second rate mutant and nothing but a sensationalist s**t. I've stopped supporting Fox Studio's version of the X-Men. Their adaptations are a convoluted mess and bear little resemblance to the ORIGINAL mainstream source material by MARVEL COMICS. I will no longer pay for a counterfeit representation which is clearly aimed at the Twilight teen crowd.

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    • KerrAvon

      Jun 29th 2010, 12:01

      Emma's first appearance was as the White Queen in the Hellfire Club she didn't join the X-Men until the X for X-tinction storyline, and she didn't develop the diamond form until this storyline, which was 30 years after her first appearance

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 29th 2010, 23:03

      WTF what happened to Rosamund Pike ? she was perfect for Frost.

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    • Ancient One

      Jun 30th 2010, 7:09

      FAR too young to play Emma Frost. The character is all about sex. She used it as a weapon and to help in her mental seductions.As said the Diamond form is a secondary thing really and doesnt need to be played up. I agree with the above poster that this is turning into the next tweenie Twilight franchise and I too have NO interest in seeing it. Also McAvoy as Prof. X sucks big time. In fact all the casting so far is awful.

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    • paddydebeast

      Jun 30th 2010, 14:37

      It all depends on who they cast as the giant squid at the end.

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    • koolerking

      Jul 1st 2010, 5:18

      @paddydebeast Will you shut the f**k up. All you've done is run around the forum pages writing complete bollox.

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