We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about which X-Men, past and present, will appear in the upcoming sequel, but who’s being left out of the loop? Well, it appears that everyone’s second favorite telepath may be one of the mutants who will sit out the next cinematic chapter of X-Men, at least that’s according to her portrayer, January Jones.
Talking to Collider while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jones let it slip that she doesn’t know much about X-Men: Days of Future Past, up to, and including, whether or not she’s in it.
“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.”
Weird, right? Considering that X-Men: First Class ended with Emma being recruited into the first iteration of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by Magneto (Michal Fassbender). But according to Jones, she didn’t even get a chance to read the script for First Class until she was on her way to the set, and besides, everything she’s heard about the film, she’s not even sure where Emma fits in.
“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,” Jones said.
Cast members already confirmed for the film include McAvoy, Fassbender, Stewart, and McKellan, along with Nicholas Hoult (Beast from First Class), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique from First Class) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine who’s appeared in all X-Men movies thus far).
X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to be released on July 18, 2014. Expect production to begin sometime later this year, and expect more casting news anytime now.
Source: Cinema Blend