Amber Heard is Mystique

Amber Heard linked to X-Men: First Class

Amber Heard is the latest actress to be linked to X-Men: First Class.

According to Production Weekly, 20th Century Fox has “strong interest” in recruiting the Joneses star to play blue-skinned mutant Mystique in director Matthew Vaughn’s prequel.

The publication has also reported that Rosamund Pike is in the running to play Charles Xavier’s assistant Moira MacTaggert.

Michael Fassbender has reportedly declined an offer to screen test for villain Magneto, while James McAvoy is the only confirmed cast member, playing a younger version of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Xavier.