If you’re an X-Men fan, you may be excited to hear that the folks at Fox have had several discussions about the character of Cable and introducing him into the movies, thereby bringing in theme of time-travel for the franchise to play with. I’ve had the long-standing theory that if Cable is introduced into the movies, his origins would obviously differ significantly from the comics due to the confines of the continuity that has been constructed thus far.
However, if they keep the most important aspect of Cable for the films – that he is the son of Cyclops – then they could change his mother to be Emma Frost in the movies instead of Madelyne Pryor (wife of Cyclops and clone of at-the-time dead Jean Grey…). In current X-Men comics, Cyclops and Emma Frost are a couple but in the movies, it would have to follow the reverse order in that they could be an item before Cyclops becomes engaged to Jean Grey (since they both “die” in X3).
Bringing this back around to the topic at hand; If Rosamund Pike is selected as Emma Frost, I don’t think this theory has any wings due to the likely age gap between her and young Cyclops. Then again, First Class is poised to become its own franchise if it does well so we’ll have to wait and see what they do with Emma and Scott’s relationship and whether or not Cable is ever utilized in the movies.
With the talent behind X-Men: First Class and the talent being looked at to go in front of the cameras, this movie might just be what Fox needs to right this franchise.
Can Rosamund Pike pull off Emma Frost? What do you expect of the character in X-Men: First Class?
X-Men: First Class opens June 3, 2011.
Source: Forces of Geek
Emma Frost sketch by jasonpal