A couple of weeks ago we reported a couple of casting rumours for Magneto and Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie. It turns out that one of them was accurate, and one of them wasn’t. Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411 has confirmed his earlier scoop that German actor Michael Fassbender (Jonah Hex, Inglourious Basterds) will play a young Magneto in the film. Apparently he has chosen this role over an unspecified villain in the new Spider-Man film that was also offered to him… probably a wise choice. As for Emma Frost, well, it turns out Marvel is going with someone slightly younger than Rosamund Pike after all.
According to THR’s Heat Vision Blog, Alice Eve has landed the role of the hot and perpetually bitchy telepath in X-Men: First Class. Eve is best known for her recent starring role in She’s Out of My League with Jay Baruchel, although she was also reportedly in the running to play the love interest in Captain America. Personally I don’t think Eve is quite who I pictured as Emma Frost, but hey, she’s blonde and she’s attractive so I guess that’s all that matters. How do you feel about these two casting announcements?