We’ve heard a lot of news about the returning cast for the sequel to X-Men: First Class. But could the big-screen adaptation of Days of Futures Past be dropping a few faces from the original?
It appears that could be the case.
Actress January Jones, who played Emma Frost in First Class, says she’s not been contacted by director Bryan Singer nor anyone with the sequel about reprising her role. And with production gearing up, Jones believes it’s unlikely she’ll be asked back for the sequel.
“I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one,” Jones tells Collider. “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.”
You may recall that at the end of First Class, Frost had joined forces with Magneto. Of course, it could be easy to write out the character, should Singer choose to go that route.
A lot of the criticism of First Class landed squarely at Jones’ feet with a vocal group of fans unhappy with her performance.
Do you think this is a good move for the sequel? Or did you want more of Jones?