Casting rumors are picking up steam on Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, with two female actresses linked to prominent roles in the upcoming superhero flick.

20th Century Fox is rumored to be expressing "strong interest" in landing Amber Heard for the part of Mystique, the blue-skinned shapeshifter previously played by Rebecca Romjin. Meanwhile, the studio is also reportedly considering British actress Rosamund Pike to play Moira McTaggert -- Professor X's assistant. Pike being up for a part in the film isn't news, but early speculation had her pegged for the role of Emma Frost after she was spotted with issues of the comic featuring that character.
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