‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Won’t Include January Jones as Emma Frost

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It’s beginning to look like Hugh Jackman definitely wasn’t joking when he teased thatevery other actor who’s ever put on a superhero uniform” would be making an appearance in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film will unite not only a significant number of cast members from the 1960s-set story arc that we saw in First Class, but will also include the majority of both central and minor characters from the first X-Men movie trilogy.

For every few bits of information about returning players, however, there has been the occasional news about cast members who won’t be returning. Neither Alan Cumming nor Jason Flemyng were asked to return as their characters Nightcrawler and Azazel, respectively. Now another mutant has officially been dropped from the film’s cast.

January Jones, who played Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, has confirmed that she wasn’t asked to reprise her role for the sequel, due to the fact her character doesn’t appear in the Days of Future Past adaptation. Jones had already given indications in past interviews that Frost might not be returning, but gave a definitive answer in a recent interview with Collider:

“I haven’t been asked back.  It’s called Days of Future Past or something.  No, they’re going into another time period, or they’re going back and forth from different time period and Emma’s not in that.  Not in what they’re doing.”

As the title suggests, the film will be based on the time-travel/alternate universe plot of the Days of Future Past comic arc, meaning that both both past and present mutants, and old and young incarnations, might be features. It may well be true that Emma Frost simply didn’t figure into Bryan Singer, Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg’s plans for Days of Future Past, though the character does feature in the comic books upon which the film is based. The ending of X-Men: First-Class did seem to be setting Frost up as an important character for the sequel; however, fans did have a somewhat lukewarm response to Jones’ portrayal of the character, and it’s possible that this may have factored into the decision.

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On the other hand, Alan Cumming and Jason Flemyng were both popular casting choices, and there’s every possibility that we’ll see the cast members who were dropped for Days of Future Past return for the following sequel. With the inclusion of several mutants from the original X-Men trilogy, and the addition of new characters like Blink (Fan Bingbing), it was no doubt necessary to exclude a few characters in order to give everyone an appropriate amount of screen time.

We still haven’t heard whether Angel (Zoë Kravitz) or Riptide (Álex González) will be making a return, though with production scheduled to begin this spring it seems likely the cast is more or less locked down. With Frost out of the picture and no news of a Psylocke casting, it seems possible that Days of Future Past might drop the Hellfire club subplot altogether.


X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014

Source: Collider (via ComicBookMovie)

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  1. Will Jean Grey be in this, anyone?

    • screw jean…… but sh probably will. i wonder how long it will take her to die again………..

    • No I wont be in this one! because I looked like Tranny in the new Wolverine.

      • Well, Jean , darling…you are a bloody tranny. :*

  2. I’d rather have them be consistent and get January back.

    • aww men to that especailly considering eric recruited her in the very end

  3. shes not in this movie because shes a bad actress and slept with matthew vaughn and had his baby. duh!

  4. …Good, I hated her as Emma Frost in Xmen, She was horrible and extremely wooden. She may be attractive, but she was a poor excuse for Emma Frost.

  5. Yeah, she wasn’t the greatest Emma Frost, but with a few acting lessons, I’d gladly have her play the part again.

    • Finally, somebody who agrees with me.

  6. Gee, I thought they were going to cross over timelines, not get actors from X-Men 1-3, a bad actor from Twilight, and 4, count them 4, from First Class. WWWWWEEEEAAAKKKKK!!!!

  7. i ‘ll miss her boobs. Much respect should be given to those lovelies.

    • I miss her boobs too. At least we got First Class :/

  8. this is bull sh*t you are all just haters watch the movie again and tell me what she did badly. she did her parts great she should have been in more i don’t see why you are all hating she did great. plus the very ending was about recruiting her so i hope that the people who made the final decision to take her out suffer. and she is not a bad actress.

    • no we are almost all life long fans of the X-men universe. She was boring and nothing like her character in the comics (outside of her looks) maybe you should rewatch the movie and then go back & read comics from the last 15-20 years.

      • i think that to but they dont have to be picture perfect to their comic counterpart. maybe if they gave her a better script. but she did what they gave her fine. and she was recruited in the very end that was pointless now. and i really want an action figure of this uniform haha!

  9. 1-10 people would be haters. Over Fifty just means you are wrong. ;)

    • ok then tell me what did she do bad hmmmm

  10. Am I the only one who’ll miss her glorious boobs?

  11. I’m I the only one who will miss her and her beautiful boobs?

  12. Horrible. Hopefully they don’t screw this movie up. The time traveling theme was never a big hit with me and I could care less about Bishop. Bolivar Trask as the main villain?? Please. Give us Mr. Sinister or Apocalypse.

  13. In this story th we re trying to undo what happened to Jean, but I figure that when they bring Jean they will bribg back Emma Frost and it wilk be like Wolverine and The X-men
    I t hink yhey need to e xpand from the charactars they have and increase and I think that they need to find someone witha better mind about X’men
    Get these in the story
    Night crawler

  14. fare as im concerned she did it just fine and was already stellar on Mad Men and her younger self then looked amazing on screen, and the way they set it up yes, its dumb that they didn’t use her again, Magneto needed a telepath and the reasoning why shes not in DOFP is just a lot of hubla