With a lot of casting news and rumours coming out about X-Men: Days Of Future Past we assumed it was a given that all the (surviving cast) from X-Men: First Class would return, but it seems that this is not necessarily the case.
Mad Men’s January Jones, who apart from the obvious reasons, I really enjoyed as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, has said that she doesn’t think she’ll be in the sequel. Which is curious because Jones is pretty big news with the acclaimed Mad Men about to kick off season 6 and, plot wise, the last time we saw her in the X-Men movie-verse she had broken Magneto out and the two were off to start up the mutant resistance.
Jones has had quite a bit of flack for her performance in First Class, but I felt she was sexy, smart, icy cool and pivotal in the role.
However, while in Sundance promoting her new movie Stillwater, she told Collider : “I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one. Well they haven’t told me if I am [Laughs]. I wouldn’t put it past them though, I got the script for the first one on the airplane on the way there. It’s called Days Of Future Past I think, and I think it’s more about James [McAvoy] and Michael [Fassbender] and then Patrick [Stewart] and Ian [McKellan], and I think it’s gonna go back and forth with those so I don’t think Emma’s in those bits. I don’t know, I really don’t know.”
I personally hope she’s wrong, although Frost wasn’t a featured character in the original comic story Days Of Future Past, so it may be the case.
Thoughts below as usual…