EXCLUSIVE: Alice Eve Requested to be Released from X-Men: First Class

The announcement last night that actress January Jones had taken over the role of Emma Frost in the X-Men prequel confused many fans, find out the reasons behind Ms. Eve's departure after the jump...

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By multipurposeponi - 8/18/2010


Several weeks ago, Marvel confirmed a rumored casting announcement that actress Alice Eve (She's Out Of My League) had been contracted to portray Emma Frost, the White Queen, in FOX Studios' X-Men: First Class. General audiences were introduced to the telepathic mutant Frost in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where she was portrayed by relatively unknown actress Tahyna Tozzi.

As of last night, though, Ms. Eve's association to Matthew Vaughn's X-franchise prequel was dismissed by Deadline.com. Their scoop proclaimed actress January Jones, AMC's Mad Men starlet, has now taken over the role of Frost.

So what happened to Alice Eve? My sources within Marvel Studios have just told me Ms. Eve and her management team successfully petitioned to have FOX release her from her X-Men: First Class contract. This change of heart on the actress' part was apparently due to her displeasure with recent script changes, and it was in her best interest to leave the project.

This is the second Marvel movie role the actress had been recently associated with, the first being the character Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger. Fans of Ms. Eve, many of whom believe she is a perfect fit for almost any female superhero role, need not fret. FOX is still interested in placing her into one of their films: Fantastic Four Reborn, as the character Sue Storm/the Invisible Woman.

If that wasn't enough to keep her fans satiated, this next bit of information certainly will: Marvel Studio wishes to include her in their ensemble superhero film, The Avengers, as a villain. The role, albeit minor, would serve to tie together another of their properties; since the villainous character is most notably featured in Thor comic story lines. Though the role has yet to be given a name, fans of the character should undoubtedly be able to pinpoint who it is.



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Celenco - 8/18/2010, 10:02 AM
If an actor does not feel comfortable in a role, it's best to leave before production starts or else, they might endup not being able to give a 100 percent in their performance.
jazzman - 8/18/2010, 10:02 AM
interesting news
RedDevil - 8/18/2010, 10:03 AM
Enchantress!!!
Well now we know this film will tank.......smart move on her part:)
peterparker420 - 8/18/2010, 10:03 AM
OK, so let me see if I understand..The women pictured
is January Jones..and she is EMMA FROST?

If so..AWESOME!!
SydneySavage - 8/18/2010, 10:03 AM
Wow the script must suck if the star from "She's Outta Your League" wanted out.

Not bashing though, I love her. Can't stand January Jones.

The woman in the photo is Alice Eve.
InTylerWeTrust - 8/18/2010, 10:04 AM
Hmm, interesting...

film reference
StrangerX - 8/18/2010, 10:06 AM
HA..this movie is going to suck.
soperman - 8/18/2010, 10:07 AM
its because she knows it will fail
TANKGIRL - 8/18/2010, 10:08 AM
seriously FOX STOP MAKING THESE MOVIE
selinakyle - 8/18/2010, 10:08 AM
@peter...the woman pictured is Alice Eve.
UncleDrew - 8/18/2010, 10:09 AM
She left because she knew this movie was going to suck!!! And she didn't want to ruin her career over a SUCKY MOVIE!!!
TheAmazingSmitty - 8/18/2010, 10:10 AM
Aww hell, this sort of makes me think that the script must suck since she's dropping out, but it could be something else. Maybe those script changes had to do with removing some of Emma Frost's lines and shortening her screen time. It's a possibility..
SydneySavage - 8/18/2010, 10:10 AM
AsianAvenger... she might end up being in F4 reboot. Who knows how much suckier that will be. (Holding out hope though since Pietro is saying Kevin could be Torch)LOL
MassExecutions - 8/18/2010, 10:11 AM
Enchantress...Totally and Completely Enchantress. The only bad thing about that is if its true then I probably lose my bet about the Skrulls being in the Avengers.
LucasMend - 8/18/2010, 10:16 AM
On The Avengers I bet its Enchantress. As Susan Storm she actually looks like Susan. LOL X-Men First Class will be horrible, I just hope FOX stop screwing it up.
StrangerX - 8/18/2010, 10:18 AM
Can't wait for this to fail, and everyone realize that if you don't stick to a decent amount of the source material than don't make the movie. Fox really has shown they will do what they want with these projects, and that's why their the movies aren't turning out as well as they could.
dancingmonkey08 - 8/18/2010, 10:22 AM
oh this isnt good at all

Damn right, Sydney if the chick from that crap movie wanted out of X-Men, I have started getting worried

@ Chris & Integrity

Your right, it has to be Enchantress. Maybe we are gonna get the Masters Of Evil, [frick] yeah! They control the Hulk and then when the Avengers realise they were controlling the Hulk, they fight them! That would rock. And Alice Eve does have an enchantress look about her. She would be much better in the Avengers

@Tyler
I love your pussy...cat lol

In b4 LEEE says his usual catchphrase about Fox and the X-Men and a million other comments say basically the same thing. Its how the comments section on a typical X-Men article goes
GUNSMITH - 8/18/2010, 10:26 AM
BACKING OUT OF AN X-MEN MOVIE BECAUSE OF SCRIPT STUFF..YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS STARTING TO SMELL...BUT IF ITS A GOOD SMELL OR A BAD SMELL I DON'T QUITE KNOW..
Starlight - 8/18/2010, 10:27 AM
So far this movie's been treated like a WHORE !!!
ElBicho - 8/18/2010, 10:28 AM
She's Enchantress alright!!!

I dig those crazy Bowie eyes of hers, plus her ample bosoms!
StrangerX - 8/18/2010, 10:28 AM
Alice is just so hot. I'm gonna need a towel to wipe the cu%^, I mean drool off the keyboard.
OverlyManlyMan - 8/18/2010, 10:28 AM
I just hope Marvel Studios gets back the rights fro Fantastic Four, for one reason.....DOOM. I would love an awesome portrayal of my favorite super villain....for one day they put him in an Avergers sequel

boooYAAHHH
marvel72 - 8/18/2010, 10:29 AM
she should be cast as one of these charactors.

1.ms.marvel(yes,for avengers 2 or avengers 3)

2.the enchantress(maybe,they could add her to thor & reshoot some scenes or in the avengers team her up with loki & take control of the hulk.)

3.the invisible woman(yes,if fox don't f*ck this up as well.)

i'd rather she done a role with marvel studios,then fox.

in the comicbook world the mutant massacre was caused my the maraunders in the pages of the x-men,in the real world it was caused my fox.
CherryBomb - 8/18/2010, 10:36 AM

Noooo
I want Alice Eve as Emma :( she would've been amazing.
IrfonW - 8/18/2010, 10:44 AM
Just wait to see how this goes guys.

Maybe she quit because she has less of a part in the movie now. Just wait for at least a trailer before you can say anything. Casting does seem messy, but nothing to worry about. I would like to have the x-men part of the cinematic universe. I also like the current series, so to me doesn't matter that much. Fox will never let x-men go
IrfonW - 8/18/2010, 10:45 AM
To be honest, unless I hear from Emma, I shall take this with a grain of salt
SkinnyGlasses - 8/18/2010, 10:47 AM
If she's backing out of this to get a part in Avengers, she's a smart one.
I can't wait till Avengers does amazingly well, and we have any actor we want just begging for a part in it.
SHAZAM171 - 8/18/2010, 10:47 AM
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALICE EVE!! AS LONG AS I SEE HER IN SOME TIGHT SPANDEX SUPER HEROINE COSTUME. I'M GOOD. It would've been nice to see her in the White Queen outfit though... Oh Well.
MassExecutions - 8/18/2010, 10:51 AM
HA! Teabag, that was mean...and funny.
canadianturd - 8/18/2010, 10:53 AM
That's awesome she left. I hope she goes with Marvel Studios' offer.
Shaman - 8/18/2010, 11:01 AM
Yeah, she's a shoe-in for Enchantress as well as Sue Storm!!! January Jones is MEH! Eve is twenty time hotter to me ;P
greenlanternsector2814 - 8/18/2010, 11:17 AM
I still see Malin Ackerman as a better Sue Storm. I think she is a shoe-in for Enchantress though...
MassExecutions - 8/18/2010, 11:21 AM
Tea, based on your comments I appeal to your infinite wisdom: Who IS the right choice for Enchantress? (not that concerned about Emma Frost.)
Creature - 8/18/2010, 11:22 AM
Wouldn't writing a first class script be relatively easy?
secretasianboy - 8/18/2010, 11:29 AM
that's ok
blueorangeny - 8/18/2010, 11:32 AM
This movie has been in question for a while. 2 things, 1 it should be in MARVEL hands but that won't happen, 2 if FOX wants to f it up might as well f it up with the first and original 5 members.

blueorangeny - 8/18/2010, 11:33 AM
Btw I love this chic,
P862010 - 8/18/2010, 11:37 AM
they probably took out that inception style scenes

Hawksblueyes - 8/18/2010, 11:43 AM
Great find as always Poni.

Masters of Evil maybe?

What happened to your Green Lantern article from last night. I noticed it and when I came back to read it, it was gone.
P862010 - 8/18/2010, 11:47 AM
i know the script is'nt bad singer came up with story it was scripted by Ashley Miller who did Thor script as well jane goldman(Kick Ass)

they likely took out scenes that she wanted to do
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