According to Deadline Hollywood, Eve is in negotiations to star in director Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” the currently developing prequel to 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” franchise. Assuming negotiations work out smoothly, Eve will play Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen.
In joining “First Class,” Eve becomes the second person to portray Emma Frost on the big screen following in the footsteps of Tahnya Tozzi, who appeared as the character in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” She joins an impressive cast list that includes James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as a young Magneto and Benjamin Walker as Hank “Beast” McCoy.
In addition to Eve’s casting in “X-Men: First Class,” Deadline also confirms the long-standing rumor that Tommy Lee Jones will star in “Captain America.” Marvel has verified the news. Jones will assume the role of Super Soldier program supervisor Colonel Chester Phillips. We previously speculated that he could play a number of characters ranging from Baron Zemo to Dum Dum Dugan, the latter of whom will be portrayed by Neal McDonough.
Jones will star in “Captain America” alongside Chris Evans as the star-spangled superhero, Sebastian Stan as his sidekick Bucky, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine and Hugo Weaving as the nefarious Red Skull.
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