Tuesday, September 14, 2004

A touch of Frost: I don't typically post comics-related movie news, but I thought this tidbit was interesting: The Canadian Press, via CJAD, talks with X-Men 2 screenwriter Dan Harris, who reveals there were plans to cast Sigourney Weaver as Emma Frost in the third installment of the franchise:
"We were going to ask Sigourney to be it. She was an empath in our version of the movie which means she could control people's emotions."

Looking surprised at the thought of herself as a superhero, Weaver replied: "I try to do that."

"You could look at someone and make them cry on cue or hate you or be lonely," answered Harris, who looks like he's barely out of college.

"Write it into Superman," quipped a smiling Weaver.
Instead, Harris cast Weaver in Imaginary Heroes, an entry in the Toronto International Film Festival.