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Lady Gaga becomes Marvel’s Emma Frost in mind-bending concept art

Published: 16/Nov/2020 12:41

by Daniel Megarry

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Lady Gaga has been rumored to play Emma Frost when the X-Men join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this mind-bending fan concept art gives us an idea of what she could look like.

After conquering the small screen in two seasons of Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology series American Horror Story, pop superstar Lady Gaga made the transition to cinema with her award-winning turn in 2018’s remake of A Star Is Born.

Now, all eyes are on her next big-screen role. Rumors have been swirling for a while now that Marvel wants Gaga to join the X-Men franchise as Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen.

The character was previously played by January Jones to a mixed response in 2011’s X-Men: First Class.

January Jones as Emma Frost in X-Men First Class
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January Jones played Emma Frost in the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class

While the popular X-Men movies aren’t part of Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, it’s expected that the studio will bring the mutants over to join the likes of Thor, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man at some point in the future.

Lady Gaga could join the MCU as Emma Frost

This could be the perfect opportunity for Gaga to join the franchise as a rebooted version of Emma Frost, and a new concept poster created by Twitter user fkanico imagines what she could look like in the superhero’s iconic X-Men costume.

The poster imagines Gaga using Frost’s telepathic powers. She wears a white costume emblazoned with the X-Men logo, along with a flowing cape. Her blonde hair makes the resemblance even more uncanny.

Marvel certainly has the pulling power to get almost anyone they want to star in their movies – especially now that they’re owned by Disney – and Gaga has proven her ability on screen multiple times. We wouldn’t be too surprised if this casting rumor becomes reality down the line.

Frost was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Byrne, and first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men comics in 1980. She began as a supervillian, before becoming a superhero and one of the X-Men’s greatest members and leaders.

As well as impressive telepathic abilities, Frost can transform into a diamond state with enhanced strength, durability, and reflexes. As we mentioned before, the character appeared in X-Men: First Class, but hasn’t received as much love on the big screen as other X-Men characters. Maybe now is the time.

While we wait for the X-Men (and hopefully Emma Frost) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, check out release dates and everything else we know about all the movies and Disney+ shows that will be part of MCU’s Phase 4 right here.

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Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.