Darren Franich
June 28, 2010 AT 10:45 PM EDT

Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Marvel EntertainmentX-Men: First Class confuses me. I’m excited for it, of course. (With Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn at the helm, how could you not be?) I guess I’m just more surprised that the movie was greenlit at all. It’s an X-Men movie, but there’s no Wolverine, and the two most important roles have been recast with considerably younger actors. Also, First Class is simultaneously a prequel and a reboot (preboot?). That’s a rough mixture to pull off, though the results can be incredible.

So far, every piece of news has left me dizzy with anticipation. I’m stoked to see James McAvoy play a young Professor X, I know Michael Fassbender will be great as young Magneto, and I like everything that the movie’s four credited screenwriters have worked on. Now, we’ve got some more advance news to add to the pile. According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision Blog, She’s Out Of Your League‘s Alice Eve is currently negotiating to star as the White Queen, the blonde British bombshell with a penchant for instigating telepathic melodrama.

It’s hard for me to feel any disappointment about the news, since I can only think of one actress who could totally nail Emma Frost, and Grace Kelly is dead and also not British. What do you think about this potential casting, PopWatchers? Are there any other young X-Men you need to see in this preboot? If I keep saying it, will I make “preboot” to happen? Sound off below!

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