01-24-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
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.
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The people behind the marketing for X-Men: First Class have been bombarding us with so many clips, sneak peaks, and characters trailers you’d think they’d have shown us the whole movie by now. Today we’ve got another batch of clips but one in particular will a be a treat. It’s our first good look at Emma Frost giving us her best icy, scary bitch.
Frightening? Yep, she’s a heartless sex-bomb who can read your mind and turn into near-indestructible diamond. You better run.
The other new clips are Magneto holding back a barrage of missiles, a little Magneto and Mystique scene, Sebastian Shaw‘s attack on the academy and Havoc and Banshee learning to control their powers. Check ’em out below the cut. I don’t think I need to remind you, but head’s up, some of these clips could be spoilery.
As the promotional machine for X-Men: First Class continues to chug along before it’s June 3rd release date one might think we’re going to see the whole flick in clip form before it opens. They’re referring to this new bit ‘o’ footage as a sneak peak, and why is beyond me. It should really read trailer, and while there’s not lots of new footage there are a few quick snippets of some of the lesser known mutants displaying their powers, particularly Darwin and Angel.
Why is she called Angel when she clearly has insect wings? Aren’t they afraid movie-goers will confuse this Angel with the more, well, “angelic” looking Angel from X3? Yeah, no one actually tries to remember X3 so probably not, nevermind. And does anyone else feel unimpressed by Emma Frost‘s outfit? Yeah, yeah I know she’s supposed to be scantily clad and all in white but this looks like something off a Victoria Secret’s runway model. It’s boring and unoriginal. I do really like her skin tight leather cat-suit; sexy with a suitable 1960s, Emma Peel style. But okay, I’m probably analyzing her fashion sense too much, you guys just want to stare at her boobies and I’m sure they’ll be plenty of opportunities.
So you’re pumped for First Class? Good, ’cause director Matthew Vaughn is already thinking about a sequel. He was recently interviewed by Hitfix and talked about working with the cast again and how he’d open his sequel,
Yeah, definitely. I really loved working with them, and with Michael [Fassbender] and James [McAvoy], the chemistry was really lovely. I’ve got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned. And we could go from there, and I’ve got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in. I don’t want to tempt fate, though. If the film’s a hit, of course I’d be interested. I really enjoyed making it.
While I’m intrigued by this premise it’s probably too much to expect a film set in the 60s to not touch on the Kennedy assassination. It’s ground we’ve seen covered dozens of times, but hell who knows, maybe Vaughn and the X-Men could shed new light on the conspiracy.
Were you also maybe wondering why Sebastion Shaw doesn’t look like his comic book counterpart? You know, besides the obvious fact that Kevin Bacon would look really fucking dumb with a ponytail. Oh, wait, that is the only possible answer, Vaughn explains,
He was the villain… no, the character, that I was most afraid of. I kept thinking, ‘Are we going to pull Shaw off?’ And the comic book version made me nervous, and I would argue with Lauren [Shuler-Donner] about it, and she’d say, ‘He must have the ponytail and the cravat.’ And I would argue, ‘He is going to look like an Austin Powers villain, Lauren. We cannot do that. I have to make the movie work, and Kevin Bacon with a ponytail and a cravat dressed as an 18th-century fop will look ridiculous.
Good call, Vaughn. This decision probably saved the whole film from being utterly ridiculous.