Amber Heard To Play Mystique In X-Men :First Class?

According to Production Weekly, The Jonses' actress may be up for the role of a younger version of the shape shifting mutant in Mathew Vaughan's prequel. There's also word on who Rosamund Pike may play, and it ain't Emma Frost!..

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By anirudhmohan - 6/14/2010
Amber Heard is the latest actress to be linked to X-Men: First Class.

According to Production Weekly, 20th Century Fox has "strong interest" in recruiting the Joneses star to play Mystique in director Matthew Vaughn's prequel. Rebecca Romijn portrayed the character in the first three X-Men movies.



Apparently Rosamund Pike is in the running to play Charles Xavier's assistant Moira MacTaggert. MacTaggert appeared briefly in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and was played by Olivia Williams. Rumours emerged last week connecting Pike to the part of Emma Frost.

Inglourious Basterds star Michael Fassbender has reportedly declined an offer to screen test for villain Magneto. James McAvoy is the only confirmed cast member, playing a younger version of Sir Patrick Stewart's Xavier.



X-Men: First Class is scheduled to open in cinemas on June 3, 2011.
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award - 6/14/2010, 9:38 AM
Pretty good article. Hope this X-men movie is better than the previous 3 movies. Anybody know if anyone from the first 3 films will return as their characters?
award - 6/14/2010, 9:46 AM
Besides, most marvel comic movies made arent that good, unless they're done by Marvel Studios.
ElBicho - 6/14/2010, 9:53 AM
As long as she's topless, she's talented...
tazmaniak - 6/14/2010, 10:07 AM
I've seen the girl "act", and let me tell you, she can barely do that.Why would you even need an actress that young?The comics version is very old, and wouldn't be that young in a prequel.And even if she isn't that old, she's gonna be under make-up, so you could get an older actress.You really need a good actress to pull off mystique.She's needs to be intimidating and brutally cold-hearted.There aren't many actresses that could pull that off.Especially one that young.Hell, Rebecca Romijn barely did it.

On the other hande, even though I say she's too young to play mystique, Romijn was only 27 when the first X-Men came out.This girl will be 25, so I guess they'll make it work.If she gets it.

Also, I thought Pike was being pursued for Emma Frost?Or has that been debunked?

I don't know if this is a prequel or a reboot, but I'm hoping they start over and get more in line with the comics.I want Mystique to be Rogue and Nightcrawler's mother and so on.
ThaMessenger07 - 6/14/2010, 10:20 AM
Hot chick...........lets see were it goes
Shaman - 6/14/2010, 10:23 AM
Damn... So Fass ain't diggin' it. Well, i saw it coming a mile away. He's too talented and doesn't wanna let Fox screw up his career. Good man ;)

He'd be better as a Spidey villain anyway. Mac Gargon, Maxwell Dillon or Cleatus Cassidy all the way!!!
MassExecutions - 6/14/2010, 10:23 AM
I don't understand where this project is going. The same characters as all the times before but with new actors, some times younger sometimes not so much? Is this going to have any relation to how the team started in the actual comics?
canadianturd - 6/14/2010, 10:23 AM
Boobies!
BlackCat1 - 6/14/2010, 10:28 AM
I knew it and I said it...Rosamund Pike was really up for the role of Moira not Emma Frost, that role should go to Annalynne McCord lol.

But I like that Mystique is in this can't wait for this movie to come out.....and it better be good because it's coming out on my bday.
OdinsBeard - 6/14/2010, 10:33 AM
i had her as bulma in my DBZ fan cast.

gotta get to posting that soon! lol

she's pretty hot.
tairygreen - 6/14/2010, 10:36 AM
This is becoming unbelievable. There is no need for Mystique so early on in the X-Men story. They should be worrying about casting the original 5 members.
JoshWilding - 6/14/2010, 10:37 AM
Meh, I hate Fox and pretty much every CBM movie they've ever made so I find it hard to get even a little bit interested in this! Still, these seem like ok casting choices...maybe we'll get a proper Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! I cant blame a great actor like Fassbender turning down this movie - here's hoping Marvel Studios snatch him up instead! (as Captain Britain!!!)
ROBBEATZZZ - 6/14/2010, 10:38 AM
MAN! I WISH ALL THIS MADE SENSE..I LOVE XMEN..WISH IT WAS ALL DONE RIGHT...X1..X2..YUP WAS OK..THEY RUSHED X3 INTO SOME CRAZY ISSH...WOLVERINE WAS A BAD ATTEMPT TO FIX THINGS..HOPEFULLY THE JAPAN STORY WILL BE OK..NOW FOX JUST SEEM DESPERATE...THEY SHOULD COLAB WITH MARVEL STUDIOS..SO ALL THIS CAN FIT 2GETHER AND MAKE SENSE
JoshWilding - 6/14/2010, 10:41 AM
Oh, and...

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StevilNYC - 6/14/2010, 10:46 AM
More boobies please and midgets too (why not?)!

mindform - 6/14/2010, 10:54 AM
Well, I guess I'm ok with this. And thank God Rosamund isn't Emma Frost because I honestly couldn't see her in that role. And damnit Fassbender, I was looking forward to see you against McAvoy on big screen but well, it's Fox so I totally understand.
LEEE777 - 6/14/2010, 10:56 AM
MYSTIQUE is not needed or wanted in FIRST CLASS!!

Sick of her being in all the last three!

MAGNETO a must (for this one) but not [frick]ing MYSTIQUE again!

SCARLET WITCH & QUICKSILVER if anything!!!
mk - 6/14/2010, 11:01 AM
which xmen is in the first class? and villain?
RorMachine - 6/14/2010, 11:01 AM
Mystique is a great character and I'm glad she will be part of it.
astromerc - 6/14/2010, 11:07 AM
Do any of the producers even read comic books!?!?!?! Mystique ??? I wish marvel could get the rights back ! They keep trying to re-invent the wheel! F U FOX!!!!!
canadianturd - 6/14/2010, 11:15 AM
Mystique is fine for the movie. I'd like to see how she and magneto hooked up. In my opinion, we won't be getting the original 5.
MovieTheaterLad - 6/14/2010, 11:17 AM
I like Mystique alot. She was a cool character, and since this is a prequel, there's reall nothing wrong with having other characters cameo. Alot of people are already badmouthing this despite the fact that we don't know anything yet. Let's wait and see where this goes first.
MovieTheaterLad - 6/14/2010, 11:17 AM
I like Mystique alot. She was a cool character, and since this is a prequel, there's reall nothing wrong with having other characters cameo. Alot of people are already badmouthing this despite the fact that we don't know anything yet. Let's wait and see where this goes first.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/14/2010, 11:17 AM
Rickly@
She can act. If you dont believe, watch All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.
And yeah... she´s f*cking hot as h*ll!:P
InTylerWeTrust - 6/14/2010, 11:29 AM
She's ridiculously hot. Like, she's so hot it's ridiculous.

Don't know if Mystique is really the right role for her though. I personally see Heard as the Supergirl type :)

And what's the big deal if Mystique's in First Class?
SHAZAM171 - 6/14/2010, 11:53 AM
HERE YA GO @TEABAG!!! LMAO!!!! PERV!!!! ; )~



[ EDITOR'S NOTE: Be careful which pics/vids you post; Don't get too graphic ]
skullboy - 6/14/2010, 12:56 PM
Amber's hot but not sure about her playing Mystique. I'd rather have her play Black Canary in a movie. Hotza!
Vital - 6/14/2010, 1:10 PM
Isn't she the chick from Never Back Down? She's way hot if you ask me.
BmanHall - 6/14/2010, 1:21 PM
I apologize for the following question but I've been away for a while so I am not up to date with all the "X-Men: First Class" news.

Has there been any word on whether or not they're going to add Wolverine to the movie?
marvel72 - 6/14/2010, 1:24 PM
no,no,no i want the original team,she is f***ing lovely but not yet.
@ teabag you are the man.
@ shazam171 who is the woman in top video she has a f***ing lovely body.

good work men.
skullboy - 6/14/2010, 1:26 PM
She was in Zombieland where she turned into a zombie and a hot one at that.
RorMachine - 6/14/2010, 1:31 PM
The original team? Hasn't it crossed anyones mind that she will be, y'know, THE VILLAIN?? My God fanboys and their reactionary brains!;)
SHAZAM171 - 6/14/2010, 1:34 PM
@deadpool - I have no idea man. LOL Well you can always rely on the 2 "don'ts' " in life.....
Don't know and Don't care. She is F#@%ing HOT!!! LOL ; )~
Bandrews1 - 6/14/2010, 1:49 PM
Hmmm seeing her in the role could be interesting.
eleven59 - 6/14/2010, 2:33 PM
i agree... bring in beast, angel before storm and "what's his overated name", colussus,, rogue, etcc...
KingRob - 6/14/2010, 3:28 PM
I love the Editors note on the floppy boobs vids. We can show floppy boobs, but don't dare a nipple out. People won't respect the site. They'll think we are nerds consumed with sex , not just consumed with the unreachable expectations that most of you place on movies.
flames809 - 6/14/2010, 3:34 PM
she could act and she knows how to act like a bad girl. so i see this working.
jh2481 - 6/14/2010, 7:01 PM
SHE SHOULD'VE REPLACED MEGAN FOX IN TRANSFORMERS 3
ThePrince - 6/14/2010, 7:19 PM
@vital - ya she was the chick from never back down. she was also Seth Rogens girlfriend in Pineapple Express.

well i might as well get in on the fun...
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ThePrince - 6/14/2010, 7:22 PM
@gtrman - what movie exactly would you be reffering to that contains these clips you speak of?
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