Those interested in developing Marvel Entertainment projects will like today’s updates on a pair of films. Deadline has confirmed that Tommy Lee Jones, who we knew would take part in Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger in an undisclosed role, will in fact play the Super Solider program’s chief architect Colonel Chester Phillips. Though it’ll likely amount to just a small role, fans of the Oscar winning actor will love the fact that he’ll be on screen again in two huge upcoming summer blockbusters – the other being 2012’s Men In Black III.
On the other side of the superhero spectrum, Alice Eve is the latest name rumored for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. Rosamund Pike had recently been tagged as a possible candidate for Emma Frost (who appeared as a youngster in X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but it appears that the younger Eve is quickly becoming a more realistic target for the role.
Eve is a firecracker on the big screen: she was the best part of this Spring’s dismal She’s Out Of My League and turned heads in Sex and the City 2. I knew it was only a matter of time before she nabbed something big and in today’s movie marketplace, it doesn’t get any bigger than playing a mutant. Expect studio confirmation soon…