X-Men: First Class has some soft spots. It's a little cheesy, some of the characters are underused, its ties to the continuity of the franchise are muddy, and the CGI is less than stellar in spots. Those are all minor quibbles compared to its weakest component: January Jones.
Yes, Jones is gorgeous and has the curves in all the right spots to physically fit as psychic sexpot Emma Frost, but she's a total dud in the movie. Everyone's clearly having fun in the wonderful and groovy world of the X-Men except for her. She's a total black hole of charisma. She looks bored and kind of embarrassed to be in a superhero movie. And thankfully it seems like the team behind the sequel knows it.
Jones was at Sundance this week to promote the movie Sweetwater, and that's where she revealed to Collider that no one has approached her about appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set to begin filming soon. “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."
Of course, last-minute additions to movies are far from uncommon. And she goes on to point out that she didn't even get the script for First Class until she was flying to the set, so her inclusion is still possible, she just doesn't think she fits into this storyline. That's a great thing as far as I'm concerned, so hopefully director Bryan Singer never does make that call.
But maybe I'm being too harsh here. Would you like to see January Jones slink back into the role of Emma Frost?
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