Willow To Appear In X-Men: First Class?

Willow To Appear In <em>X-Men: First Class</em>?

As we know, surfer Erica Hosseini auditioned for a part in Mathew Vaughan's upcoming X prequel. In an interview over at Straight 2 DVD, she reveals what role she was up for..

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After reading on our very own comicbookmovie.com I contacted Erica directly to find out some more about her "X-Men: First Class" audition.
What I found was something incredible!


The part which will interest you guys is what Erica writes here:


Q:According to your twitter account, and www.comicbookmovie.com/ you're auditioning for a movie role in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. What can you tell us about that?


-Yeah, I just went in for a reading for the new XMEN Movie: First Class... I was extremely nervous and reading my lines the best I could. But I have absolutely no acting experience. I really hope that I get a call back, but I'm not holding my breath.





Q:Can you give us any details as to the role you are auditioning for?


-I was auditioning for a role named Willow (hopefully I don't get in trouble for blabbing details on the off-chance that I get it). It's a role similar to Mystique from what I understand. Potentially lots of body paint, so that would be really fun.



Willow is a fairly obscure mutant that appeared in Marvel's X-Nation 2099 run. She had shapeshifting powers, much like Mystique, but when mimicking others her facial markings would remain.

From good ol Wikkipedia!..

In the year 2099, a young girl named Winter Frost, like many teenagers, got a job at a local amusement park. But Million Palms Amusement Park wasn't like others, it actually had a king and a queen who presided over it. One day Queen Perigrine disappeared, and they found her body at the bottom of the Tunnel of Love. After that day, King Avian began to be suspicious of everyone and required genetic scans of all incoming tourist before they could enter. Anyone with genetic anomalies was imprisoned in an underground labyrinth and subjected to many tests and acts of torture.
Winter was discovered to be a mutant and was imprisoned like many others. Among the inmates was a tormented girl named Willow who seemed about to die. The two girls became friends, but then Willow was taken away again by Avian. Winter tried to escape to save her friend, but didn't get far before she was discovered. For her actions she was sentenced to public execution. When she was taken to be executed, she saw that the king and queen were presiding over it. However, the queen looked different, having the same marks on her face that Willow had. In fact it was Willow—a mutant shapeshifter—and the young girl orchestrated their escape from the facility.
Source: Straight 2 DVD
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sebz - 7/5/2010, 12:51 AM
The character "Willow" is from a limited run of X-Nation 2099... So don't know how the hell she would tie into First Class...

Sounds like they're butchering it to me....

http://www.uncannyxmen.net/glossary/showentry.asp?fldAuto=1152
sweetre15 - 7/5/2010, 12:53 AM
@HannibalKing: Willow is an existing mutant shapeshifter in the Marvel Universe but she was mostly created for the Marvel 2099 run called X-Nation 2099. However she was affiliated with the X-Nation and The X-peditioners at one point.

Here's her profile from uncannyxmen.net:http://www.uncannyxmen.net/glossary/showentry.asp?fldAuto=1152

And for more info look at her info on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_%28comics%29
Internapse - 7/5/2010, 2:20 AM
Nice find HannibalKing, thanks for the update.
WeaponX - 7/5/2010, 5:03 AM
They are going to butcher it. This thing will suck ass. Asking someone with ABSOLUTELY NO acting experience to audition for a role? Yeah, way to aim for quality FOX you mother[frick]ers.

I [frick]ing hate that Wolverine is stuck in their goddamn clutches. With Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America on the horizon... I couldn't give a [frick] about this piece of shit X-Fail or what FOX does. I loathe FOX and that gnarled feces eating chimp Lauren Schuler Donner and her [frick]ing pea-brain influences.

It's going to be a [frick]ing disaster and all I hope for is that the profits reflect that and they don't make their money back on this failing endeavor. Only way those [foo foo]s will get the message.
TANKGIRL - 7/5/2010, 7:29 AM
anyway i don't care about reboot guys check out my cast for Astonishing X-Men click on image


LEEE777 - 7/5/2010, 7:32 AM
Who is this ERICA?

Need a PIC dude! :)

Cool @ TANK!
LEEE777 - 7/5/2010, 7:35 AM
TANK @ Lol, now where have I seen that X-MEN LOGO GIF b4 hahahahhaha!??? : D


No worries, found a PIC!

XmutantX - 7/5/2010, 8:14 AM
wilow is a black character jus 2 let everyone kno....my guess is..she is either gonna be a small role character..a made up character...or the name willow is jus a code word 4 the auditions so ppl like her (lol) wont be on twitter revealing anything...wilow may very well be code name 4 mystique :)
LEEE777 - 7/5/2010, 10:03 AM
Good luck to the actress btw. :)
Shaman - 7/5/2010, 10:08 AM
FOX...

CaptainAmerica - 7/5/2010, 10:08 AM
Hey people, you know how they use codenames for films while they shoot? They do the same for the roles in the film just in case the actors auditioning get pissed and reveal who they auditioned for (like she just did). I'm pretty sure it's not Willow, but a young Mystique.
Shaman - 7/5/2010, 10:10 AM
Good call, Cap. Nice to have you on the ball ;)

MoonDoggyX - 7/5/2010, 10:14 AM
You guys remember Generation X back in the 90's... ?
CaptainAmerica - 7/5/2010, 10:21 AM
I am not on anyones balls :) waiting for some moar sketches Shaman
marvel72 - 7/5/2010, 10:24 AM
she f***ing hot,but she shouldn't be in this film.

TO FUX FILMS
ORIGINAL TEAM ONLY,YOU F***ING IDOITS.
FROM DEADPOOL 72 AKA POWERGIRLS LOVER & SENTRY 72.
Shaman - 7/5/2010, 10:25 AM
Cap- LOL Had a few ideas but couldn't find the right pictures to base my portrait on. We'll see what the future has in store ;)
CaptainAmerica - 7/5/2010, 10:56 AM
You have such a way with words Tea ;)
CaptainAmerica - 7/5/2010, 11:01 AM
@Shaman, I'm pretty sure anything you pick will be good :)
CaptainAmerica - 7/5/2010, 11:04 AM
Tea, I can't, you always blindfold me lol
JoshWilding - 7/5/2010, 11:10 AM
[frick] this reboot! :D
Shaman - 7/5/2010, 11:41 AM
Cap- Well thank you ;) Oh, looks like Google have updated their images... i just might find something useful ;P
Destroyer14 - 7/5/2010, 12:21 PM
@JoshW I don't think this a reboot, I think this is more of a prequel to the X-Men franchise.
superdog - 7/5/2010, 12:25 PM
it will suck, she would be good eye candy at least. being a florida boy i love girl surfers. they are so frigen hot.
YeaOkYea - 7/5/2010, 12:44 PM
What happened with keeping this movie simple as possible??? Hasn't FOX learned from their mistakes? *X3 & X-MO:W* Packing a movie with characters is not the way to go. This was supposed to reboot & keep the story simple & correct the screwed up timelines of characters & events once & for all as it should've been since the get-go. The original First Class mutants (Cyclops as leader of the pack, Marvel Girl aka Jean Grey, Ice Man as the jokester, Beast, & Angel) vs. Magneto & his Brotherhood fighting for equality against each other & those who fear & hate them. That's it! Nothing more, nothing less. Is that so hard?!
GeekSexy - 7/5/2010, 2:13 PM
@XmutantX -I think you may be right. It's very likely Mystique. Good call. Although, I wouldn't mind seeing an X-Men 2099 movie...
RorMachine - 7/5/2010, 2:46 PM
I think that no matter what this will be watchable because of the Bender!

CaptainAmerica - 7/5/2010, 3:26 PM
holy shit, sorry XmutantX lol i didnt see your comment. Your 100% correct, its most likey a codename for Mystique. We already know that Marvel has been offering people roles without even telling them who they will be playing lol :)
HannibalKing - 7/5/2010, 4:12 PM
The interview is on my blog site, as I was the one to interview her.
Please go there to read it in full.
http://maartenbouw.blogspot.com/
It seems that the name Willow is not a code, but rather her character name.
fanboiii - 7/5/2010, 4:53 PM
Looks like Fox is going full tween mode with nothing but young hotties.
XmutantX - 7/5/2010, 6:26 PM
Cap@ its ok..go ahead and steal my thunder u b@st@rd!!! lol...naw jus kidding...great minds think alike :)
Draximos - 7/5/2010, 7:27 PM
Man she is hot; sounds great. :)
I really hope this is a reboot man! ....MAN!!!
ShadowkinG - 7/5/2010, 8:41 PM
I guess if your gonna phuck up time continuity then might as well GO ...ALL... THE... WAY. Yay Fox because of them I am almost sick of the X-MEN
odie00 - 7/5/2010, 9:00 PM
wow if this is a prequal thats not gonna make sense especially if iceman and angel are going to be in it. they would like like 2 if they were. it has to be a reboot. if it is then i will be more interested in going and seeing it then if it were a prequal
CBArtist - 7/6/2010, 4:53 AM
"Kick-Ass" director making suck-ass movie! God...They should just reboot the whole damned thing!
Shaman - 7/6/2010, 6:22 AM
Sorry XmutantX, i somehow missed that and i really thought i had read your full comment. LOL ;P
Acerimmer1 - 7/6/2010, 5:04 PM
I thought Willow was a medieval dwarf adventurer. WTF?

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