The announcement last night that actress January Jones had taken over the role of Emma Frost in the X-Men prequel confused many fans. Several weeks ago, Marvel confirmed a rumored casting announcement that actress Alice Eve had been contracted to portray Emma Frost, the White Queen, in FOX Studios' X-Men: First Class.
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.