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Rose Byrne May Be In X-Men First Class

She may be up for the Moira McTaggert role.


Back in June, we reported on some rumors of a few actresses jumping on the X-Men First Class bandwagon, and one of them, Rosamund Pike, was going to play Moira MacTaggert. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Rose Byrne of 28 Weeks Later, Get Him to the Greek, and Sunshine, may be taking on that role.
 
Although Fox Studios is getting ready to start shooting in London at the end of this month for the X-Men: First Class film, they're still in the process of casting some bigger characters for the film. Rose is currently in negotiations to play the part of Moira MacTaggert who is Charles Xavier's love interest and geneticist. 
 
Charles and Moira's on-again, off-again relationship was great to see in the comics, and in the 90s animated series, and she's a character who would fit really well into this film. 
 
As for Rose Byrne, she's an attractive woman who could play the part fine. In fact, this seems to be one of the few characters in this film that actually fits into this world, when comparing it to the early Uncanny comics or the X-Men First Class comic. What do you think about Rose? Does she fit the part?
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Posted by Chaos Burn

the fail in the air is so thick you could choke on it

Posted by ComicMan24

Visually she looks fine for the part. But I haven't watched any film with her. Actually today it's the first time I hear about her.

Posted by Moxtop

She looks fine for the part, and at least she fits into the movie, unlike the other twenty mutants that shouldn't be there.

Posted by danhimself

holy crap!  more X-men: First Class casting news!!  Who would have thought it!!
 
 
I love sarcasm sometimes

Posted by batmanboy11
@Chaos Burn said:
"the fail in the air is so thick you could choke on it "
Posted by leokearon

At least she she has some Scotish in her veins, so she might be able to do a good accent. 
 
Still this casting news is getting stupid
Posted by Agent Buttons
she's cute
Posted by TheWiFiJedi
@Chaos Burn: I agree, the more I hear about this movie the more I fear the worst.  What the hell are they doing!
Posted by Icon

Since Damages she has become one of my favourite actors. She would be perfect for the role. 

Posted by Mediant

She was perfect in Get Him to the Greek, but I'm still not very optimistic about this flick.

Posted by EnSabahNurX

Too bad olivia williams (moira from X3) is too old for this version of x-men because she was great for the part and shes an amazing actress

Posted by Cherry Bomb

 
 I prefer Rosamund Pike. [: 

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

I take back what I said this movie got classy. 
 
PS. The first time I saw her I thought she was sort of, maybe Jessica Alba 
(That was a few years back.)
Posted by Video_Martian
@Cherry Bomb said:
"   I prefer Rosamund Pike. [:  "
Who's she?
Posted by Cherry Bomb
@mr.obvious said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
"   I prefer Rosamund Pike. [:  "
Who's she? "
She's the person who was originally reported for this role. She played Bruce Willis' wife in Surrogates  and Bond Girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day 

Posted by Cherry Bomb

 
I don't get why they can't just cast an actual Scottish-actress for the role ¬_¬ 
I mean, they have a lot few British people in this cast. Alice Eve, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jason Flemyng all as major roles. So I don't know why they can't delve into Scotland and get casting.

Posted by Video_Martian
@Cherry Bomb said:
"  I don't get why they can't just cast an actual Scottish-actress for the role ¬_¬ I mean, they have a lot few British people in this cast. Alice Eve, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jason Flemyng all as major roles. So I don't know why they can't delve into Scotland and get casting. "
Cuz Marvel SUCKS with casting their characters in their movies, that's why (ex. Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, etc.) =/
Posted by Comiclove5
@Chaos Burn said:
"the fail in the air is so thick you could choke on it "

I feel ya dude.
Posted by Hadez

I see I @Comiclove5 said:

" @Chaos Burn said:
"the fail in the air is so thick you could choke on it "
I feel ya dude. "
Yeah but she does look like her.........So the movies gunna suck because of the tne million mutants that shouldn't be there. but oh well can complain yet

Posted by Silver Knight75

WHO IS IN CHARGE OVER THERE?

Posted by PugSuperStar

I enjoyed the Moira Mactaggert character in the X-Men comics.  She brought humanity to the book and offered a more grounded presence than any of the other team members.  Please cast this part carefully Marvel!