No Emma Frost In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Movie?

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Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Fans of Chris Claremont and John Byrne's 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' story arc will likely recall which characters made an appearance in the classic X-Men tale and which of them did not. Those that did make an appearance are some of the most recognizable characters in the X-Men universe: Wolverine, Storm, Kitty Pryde and Cyclops -- all of these characters played a significant part in the comic book story, and some have also made previous appearances in the X-Men franchise films. So how many of the characters that appeared in this story will also appear in the film adaptation?

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One of the challenges that screenwriter Simon Kinberg and the film's director Bryan Singer will likely face is the fact that they will not only have to translate the 'Days of Future Past' story into film, but they will also have to write it in a way that will seem like a sequel to X-Men: First Class. So how do you merge these two stories together in a way that makes sense? How do you make 'Days of Future Past' a sequel to 'X-Men: First Class' and how many of the characters that we saw in First Class will we see in the sequel?

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According to actress January Jones, we won't be seeing Emma Frost in the next film, at least as far as she knows she won't be making much of an appearance.

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.

It would make sense that the sequel would be more about Magneto and Charles Xavier and the fact that changes made to the time stream could lead to some dire consequences. What do you think? Do you feel that there's still room to have Ms. Jones reprise her role as Emma Frost in the sequel? Are you looking forward to the sequel to X-Men: First Class?

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#1 Edited by dangallant984 (1299 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops was not part of Days of Future Past.

Have you read it? it's quite good.

And, yes, I am totally looking forward to this movie!

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#2 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11533 posts) - - Show Bio

That is okay I am sure the movie will still be good. I didn't really like Emma Frost in the first movies anyways

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#4 Posted by usabfb (76 posts) - - Show Bio

I think there's room for them to do anything they want. I'd like to see January Jones as Emma again, but I would understand if Kinberg and Singer would rather go another direction.

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#5 Posted by RawrImADragon (245 posts) - - Show Bio

@haydenclaireheroes: Exactly, her inclusion isn't necessary at all. She wasn't even really in the first movie anyways. Once she got captured by Magneto and Xavier we all forgot about her until the end.

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#6 Posted by Avalonia (308 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's hope not. January Jones was a TERRIBLE Emma Frost.

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#7 Posted by queenfrost_ (2613 posts) - - Show Bio

January Jones was awful (which is weird considering I like her in mad men). Re-cast her and blame it on Emma's plastic surgery.

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#8 Posted by feargalr (1245 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I want to see this new movie, I also want them to just reboot the hell outta X-Men and hand the rights back to Marvel!

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#9 Posted by ShadowMonkey (74 posts) - - Show Bio

January Jones: Nice to look at, not so nice to watch.

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#10 Posted by BradyDale (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Only one question matters here. You can phrase it a number of ways:

Kittypryde?

Shadowcat?

Kathryn Pryde?

Ariel?

Okay, fine...

Sprite?

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#11 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4700 posts) - - Show Bio

No; she doesn't really belong in that story. She was most likely long dead by then.

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#12 Posted by TerryBogard2014 (484 posts) - - Show Bio

If one of the consequences of time tampering is a different actress for Emma frost then cool.seriously,J jones was a horrible frost

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#13 Posted by Reignmaker (2483 posts) - - Show Bio

HOOTERS!

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#14 Posted by Sidious (64 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds more like the lead up to the Age of Apocalypse than Days of Futures Past.

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#15 Posted by Inverno (13756 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr said:

As much as I want to see this new movie, I also want them to just reboot the hell outta X-Men and hand the rights back to Marvel!

I wish pepole would stop saying this

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#17 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3641 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing how I never liked January Jone as Emma, and was one of the major reasons I still have never watch X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. This doesn't bother me in the slightest.

However, since when did they suddenly become concerned about continuity and the cast? They changed the entire make up of the first class for the last movie. Why now be so dedicated to the original content when it's always been disregarded?

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#18 Posted by judasnixon (12308 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish they would stop making X-Men movies altogether. 

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#19 Posted by fables87 (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually like January Jones as Emma Frost. Isn't Emma Frost suppose to be dislike, slutty, and bitchy? I've seen other stuff with Emma with a British accent. Emma Frost is from Massachusetts people! Anyway, I'm excited for the next movie.

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#20 Posted by RedQueen (1199 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like we know more about it than she does.

To be honest, I really didn't think she made a good Emma Frost.....

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#21 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (4700 posts) - - Show Bio

@fables87 said:

I actually like January Jones as Emma Frost. Isn't Emma Frost suppose to be dislike, slutty, and bitchy? I've seen other stuff with Emma with a British accent. Emma Frost is from Massachusetts people! Anyway, I'm excited for the next movie.

Emma is supposed to have a ton of personality, and January Jones just didn't cut it. I thought Finola Hughes did a better job in the role despite a lower budget and lackluster "Generation X" script to work with lol. Apparently, though, January didn't even get the script until she was en route to shoot "First Class", so I think she didn't get much further than 'Ice Queen' as a character description so we can't blame her for the emotionless performance.

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#22 Posted by Veitha (4154 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Edited by CircularLogic (320 posts) - - Show Bio

Does it matter? She was terrible in that movie. She clearly confused "icy" with "wooden"

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#24 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12486 posts) - - Show Bio

@ShadowMonkey said:

January Jones: Nice to look at, not so nice to watch.

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#25 Posted by Overlander (618 posts) - - Show Bio

This...

@Avalonia said:

Let's hope not. January Jones was a TERRIBLE Emma Frost.

...and this....

@haydenclaireheroes said:

That is okay I am sure the movie will still be good. I didn't really like Emma Frost in the first movies anyways

The Hellfire Club bits just seemed to be too flat. We get it, it's a gentleman's club. But Emma Frost was always cunning, erudite, and justifiably condescending. January Jones struggles with all of those traits.

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#26 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (834 posts) - - Show Bio

If she isn't in it, movie just got a whole lot more watchable. Jennifer Lawrence in a recent interview also claimed that she didn't know what the movie was called, when the interviewer asked her about it she was all "What's that?". Either Fox is lacking in communication with their actors...or...well no, they put off production for this movie for Jennifer Lawrence to finish Catching Fire, didn't they?

Then yeah...Fox's communication sucks ass.

:)

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#27 Edited by boob (399 posts) - - Show Bio

I would really like Rachel, chances are she is not. But if I could do the casting it would be Dianna Agron, put on a red wig and she would look so much like Famke Janssen. Plus she would be able to show Rachel's youth.  
I would have said Kitty, but I have no idea how considering in the original story Kate (older Kitty) switched with Kitty. Unless they plan on jumping to when she was new to the school.  
Maybe if they do cast Emma it will be a good actress, maybe Emily Blunt.

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#28 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7475 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem with Emma Frost wasn't January Jones fault. They made her into the personal bitch of Sebastian Shaw which is far from Emma's personality. In the movie all she did was take orders. She did no leading whatsoever and didn't have her trademark: "I'm a bitch, deal with it" attitude. Her whole entire role in the movie was reverted to that of a 60s housewife, who only spoke when asked to and didn't do anything but look good for her man. I don't know whose fault it is (writer or director) for that big misstep in converting Emma into the big screen, but she needs a massive reboot. Not to mention she doesn't fit in into the X-men universe, since she appears as a teenager in X-men Origins: Wolverine set during the mid 80s. I wouldn't mind if they just erased her existence from X-men movie-verse and restarted from scratch with her character.

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#29 Posted by mattbrooks (6 posts) - - Show Bio

If they are doing older Xavier and Magneto, it stands to reason they could put an older Emma in the film, too. Didn't Singer have plans to have Emma in his X-Men 3? He intended for Sigourney Weaver to play her, and I for one think she could do Emma justice.

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#30 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4673 posts) - - Show Bio

These comments!

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#31 Posted by ME24601 (130 posts) - - Show Bio

She was the worst actress in First Class, so this is probably a positive development.

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#32 Edited by HexThis (1135 posts) - - Show Bio

I like that fans so freely criticize her acting and then you see those threads with dream casting choices and basically any Maxim model is contender for the role of Emma on the basis of being blonde and pretty. Just like any redhead ever is at some point in time considered for Jean Grey.

People should just relax, it was a small role with not much material anyways. I'd love to see them bring Emma back and do something interesting with her, January Jones could pull it together for this one anyways.

PLUS, the last movie ended with her being recruited by Magneto...are they just going to ignore it?

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#33 Posted by viin (953 posts) - - Show Bio

this is good news

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#34 Posted by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

Cyclops was not part of Days of Future Past.

According to the CV page he is...

@BradyDale said:

Only one question matters here. You can phrase it a number of ways:

Kittypryde?

Shadowcat?

Kathryn Pryde?

Ariel?

Okay, fine...

Sprite?

THIS is the question that matters... Can someonr please call Ellen Page?!?!

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#35 Posted by nerdork (4055 posts) - - Show Bio

If Fox is smart, they will never again cast her as anything more than an extra. Her acting talent is like someone who has had way too much Botox...just emotionless and plain. She is pretty, but not Emma Frost pretty. And Emma has more personality to her character than JJ showed us. They even gave her the scenes to be impressive and show us what The White Queen can do; she did not deliver at all and just came across as dull...very dull.

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#36 Posted by mk111 (3148 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Emma Frost, but her presence is hardly needed in this film.

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#37 Posted by SupBatz (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't a big fan of the actress as Emma so I'm glad. If they plan to incorporate the character it wouldn't be the worst idea to recast her.

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#38 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh come on where's the continuity from the last film? And what's the point of establishing those characters if we won't see them again? But it's fine to bring back Ian "I'm the most terrible actor ever, but fans love me because of my garbage portrayal of Magneto and Gandalf" McKellen. This movie's preliminaries are making it sound like a bad idea already.

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#39 Posted by amazing_webhead (9133 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if we'll finally see Sentinels

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#40 Posted by Nightwing28710 (160 posts) - - Show Bio

Good riddance. January Jones has the acting ability of a rock, and her face looks like it's been hit several times by one.

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#41 Posted by comicfan123 (69 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope I'm not the only person who was angry at Darwin's death scene (which is one of the few gripes I have about X-Men: First Class to begin with).

Anyway, I'll wait until the movie's actually out in theaters and I see it before judging it.

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#42 Posted by poisonfleur (4230 posts) - - Show Bio

@queenfrost_ said:

January Jones was awful (which is weird considering I like her in mad men). Re-cast her and blame it on Emma's plastic surgery.

Charlize Theron or Victoria Beckham as Emma Please!

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#43 Posted by velvetmeds (85 posts) - - Show Bio

@HexThis said:

I like that fans so freely criticize her acting and then you see those threads with dream casting choices and basically any Maxim model is contender for the role of Emma on the basis of being blonde and pretty. Just like any redhead ever is at some point in time considered for Jean Grey.

People should just relax, it was a small role with not much material anyways. I'd love to see them bring Emma back and do something interesting with her, January Jones could pull it together for this one anyways.

PLUS, the last movie ended with her being recruited by Magneto...are they just going to ignore it?

Probably the only sensible comment here...

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#44 Posted by Dakens son (444 posts) - - Show Bio

OOOH COME OOON !!!

NO JANUARY JONES ???!!!!

NO BOOB CLOSE UPS ????!!!

THAT'S A REASON TO IGNORE THE MOVIE !!!!!!!!!!

not...

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#45 Posted by dangallant984 (1299 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey: I'm holding it in my hands; he's not in it.

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#46 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1339 posts) - - Show Bio

i liked her as emma i hope shes in the next one then.

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#47 Posted by chocobojam (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont care much about emma in that movie. but i do hope that they give us wolverine and kitty pryde.

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#48 Posted by zombietag (1698 posts) - - Show Bio

YAY!

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#49 Posted by KomicKev (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Days of Future Past:

Past: Professor X, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Angel, Nightcrawler (and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants: Mystique, Blob, Avalance, Pyro, Destiny - - [was that her name?])

Future: Rachel Summers, Kate Pryde, Franklin Richards (oh-so-briefly), Colossus, Storm, Wolverine and . . . Sentinels.

Did I miss anyone? Nope, no Emma Frost anywhere, so no big loss.

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#50 Posted by benblanks (67 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@feargalr said:

As much as I want to see this new movie, I also want them to just reboot the hell outta X-Men and hand the rights back to Marvel!

I wish pepole would stop saying this

And yet I have somehow never seen or heard anybody suggest it personally, but I LIKE IT. I never even entertained the possibility because they've made so many movies already but honestly, let's face it, those movies have made such mockeries of not only the comic's continuity but even their OWN continuity in the movie universe that it makes the plot holes in the long history of X-Men comics pale in comparison. With the awesome direction Marvel movies have taken in the past few years I'd be totally alright if they decided to say screw it, let's start all over KNOWING that there will be sequels and start with the right characters at their appropriate ages in order to plan accordingly for future movies to actually make sense.

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