Casting Update: X-Men: First Class

*Frustrated Sigh* Apparently Morgan Lily has been cast to play a “younger Mystique” in First Class. Only a few problems with this – very little is known about Mystique’s origin, so I’m guessing they’re going to pull stuff out of their ass. Also, being that they hired a 20-something to play Mystique in First Class when she was technically like a century old when she was played by Rebecca Romijn, I’m guessing they won’t put two and two together that Mystique’s origin would’ve happened a VERY long time ago – like almost “Wolverine era” long time ago. R2 and I are praying that Mystique will just transform into a child at some point and this girl will play her, but I seriously doubt it, because Matthew Vaughn and FOX are on a roll! Does anyone out there still have hope for this movie?



4 Responses to “Casting Update: X-Men: First Class”

  1. 1 g33ky monk3y
    August 18, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I think Fox is throwing all that out. Mystique had a line from the first movie about being afraid to go to school as a child. That doesn’t mean they won’t have a flashback from way back when, I just think Fox will… update it some.

    According to Variety (via SuperHeroHype.com), January Jones has been cast as Emma Frost. The article also mentions that Angel and a young Magneto have been cast.


    Still no (official) word on the bad guy Kevin Bacon will play or who Oliver Platt’s character really is. On Spinoff.com they joked he will be playing Johnny Cash (Man In Black).

    Not entirely unrelated, but Hugh Jackman pulled out of a role to start training for Wolverine 2, which should start filming at the end of the fall. I know that the Wolverine movies are still Fox, and they have ruined a few things in regards to the X-Men universe, but I think those movies are still more credible than any “official” X-Men movie. The same with Deadpool. Because the actor’s love of the character, they handle the roles better and push for certain things to remain true. With the X-Men films, you don’t have the Cyclopes actor or fans outraged over what happens, because to the actor it’s just a role. Nothing against James McAvoy, but is he going to demand changes to the screenplay to fit the Xavier comic history? I doubt it. In the case of the X-Men film as a whole, there is just no genuine love for the characters or material from the producers, director, or actors. To quote Yoda, “and that’s why you failed.”

    • August 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

      They already officially announced that Alice Eve is playing Emma Frost (though I think she’d make a better Carol Danvers), so that’s weird. LOL thanks for the words of wisdom, Yoda – I agree, which is why I hold out hope for Deadpool. My issue with Wolverine is that it seemed like Hugh did his research on Wolvie but NONE of the other characters in the movie which is why there were so many terrible things like Deadpool, Gambit, and Emma and SilverFox being sisters (How?!?!?!).

      • August 19, 2010 at 5:17 am

        Yeah, I really think that Jackman did his part in getting things right. All that other junk was Fox throwing crap at the wall, hoping something would stick.

        Fox brings out the worst in me.

        Look at the director, Gavin Hood. His other films were really different in style and subject matter. Jackman wanted him for these reasons, yet when everythin was said and done, it was a clone of X-Men and X2, as if Fox (or some producer somewhere) said “make it like Singer or your going back to being a nobody”.

    • August 18, 2010 at 8:25 am

      And the Angel they cast was actually Angel Salvadore, aka Tempest, not Angel, the original five Angel. Boo.

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