Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, the highly anticipated sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, is set to bridge the gap between the first three X-Men films and First Class. As such, Days of Future Past is set to feature an influx of cast members from the original trilogy (Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellan) joining with stars of First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence). But while that is happening, it looks like Days of Future Past may be losing a First Classer.
January Jones recently let it drop that her First Class character, Emma Frost, is likely not appearing I the sequel, as she has not been contacted to return.
“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.”
As Collider notes, this isn’t exactly a surprise, as the complex Days of Future Past, with its time travel and alternate reality storylines and meshing of cast members, is so convoluted that it could probably stand to lose a few characters from all the clutter. Additionally, Jones wasn’t exactly the strongest presence in X-Men: First Class, and it’s highly doubtful that her likely absence from X-Men: Days of Future Past will hurt the film much, if at all.
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