Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'X-Men: First Class' Alice Eve OUT January Jones In! and More Cast Announced

More casting news about X-Men: First Class this morning.

Deadline has announced that Alice Eve, who was supposed to play Emma Frost a.k.a. the White Queen in the Matthew Vaughn movie, is now out. The role has been given to Mad Men's own Betty Draper, Emmy nominated actress January Jones, instead.

It also appears that Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz, will be playing Angel.

This lat bit of news has me going 'Whut'? Angel is a MAN in the comics, going by the name of Warren Worthington III. The role was played by Ben Foster in X-Men The last Stand.

This change, if it's true, is not making me a happy camper at all. Do they really have to change a long-time established character's gender? I feal this is a terribly bad decision and I'm afraid the movie could be heading for a train wreck . . .

Anyone else happy or unhappy about these casting news?

[via Deadline]

1 comment:

  1. I don't think genderswapping = train wreck. Personally, I still wished that Scotty in the new Star Trek movie was genderswapped and played by Catherine Tate.