If you remember the ending of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, it saw Michael Fassbender’s Magneto infiltrate a CIA holding cell to find Emma Frost (January Jones) waiting for him. Magneto asks Frost if she will join him, and with Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Azazel (Jason Flemyng) and Riptide (Alex Gonzalez), it appeared that an early collection of the Brotherhood of Mutants was being formed.
Now, we already know that Jennifer Lawrence will be returning as Mystique, but what of the Brotherhood of Mutants? The names mentioned above are all listed as being rumored to appear in the film, but there is no definite word on if they will bee returning. However, Emma Frost played a big role in X-Men: First Class, and fans would hope to see her return in Bryan Singer’s sequel.
Sadly, for the moment, it appears Frost’s return is not to be. Jones was at Sundance this weekend promoting her new film Sweetwater, and Collider caught up with her and asked about her return to the X-Men story. Here is what she said:
“I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one,” she said.“Well they haven’t told me if I am” She did go on to say that she did not get the script for X-Men: First Class until she was flying to the set to begin filming.
She continued: “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”
Fox are expecting, as planned, to go into production on X-Men: Days of Future Past early in 2013, and are sticking to their scheduled release date of July 18th 2014. X-Men: Days of Future Past is being written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn and will see the newly formed titular team working to prevent an alternate future where mutants are hunted by giant machines called The Sentinels.
It follows the 1980s’ comic storyline written by Chris Claremont that alternates between a present day battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline where an assassination of a government official has led to Sentinels roaming the land and mutants held prisoner in internment camps.
So far the cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past, is looking something like this: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman.
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