Alexa Davalos

  1. Hayley Atwell, Captain America: The First Avenger, 2010.     Peggy Carter changed about as often as the directors of this fifth screen incarnation of the heroic Steve Rogers… and his main squeeze. Others falling by the wayside included Emily Blunt, Alice Eve, Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike…who soon became a right (consecutive) pain in Alexa’s posterior.
  2. Rosamund Pike, Wrath of the Titans, 2011. An over-scheduled Alexa could not continued as Andromeda in the titanic sequel. Hayley Atwell, Georgina Haig, Dominique McElligott, Janet Montgomery and Clémence Poséy were in the mix to taker over. But Titans went for a  Bond Girl –  again. Ursula Andress was the 1980 original, Gemma Arterton in the 2009 re-make and now Die Another Day’s Pike in the sequel.   Next… ? 
  3. Rosamund Pike, Jack Reacher, 2011.  Davalos and Pike were rivals again for the tough lawyer pal of ex-military cop-cum-drifter Jack Reacher. Tom Cruise first bought the rights in 2006, even though the hero was 6ft 5ins and 250 lbs of aggressiuve muscle. Reminiscent of Anne Rice’s capitulation when tiny Tom became the “very tall” Lestat in Interview With The Vampire, 1994, author Lee Child declared: “Reacher’s size is a metaphor for an unstoppable force – which Cruise portrays in his own way.” Ah!

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