When Hugh Jackman teased that every X-Men mutant is appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, that may not have been entirely accurate. January Jones has revealed that she will not likely return as Emma Frost, the character she portrayed in X-Men: First Class.
January Jones doesn't think she will return for X-Men: Days of Future Past
"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 aboutJames (McAvoy) and Michael (Fassbender) and then Patrick (Stewart) and Ian (McKellen), 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."
According to January Jones' statement, it sounds like the character simply won't appear at all. So, fans of the actress don't have to worry about a replacement. Kitty Pryde? There's a character that has been played by three different actresses in three different films, so it's not beyond 20th Century Fox to recast Mutants.
X-Men: First Class stars Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are confirmed to return, along with Hugh Jackman, who had a memorable five minute cameo in the first prequel. Bryan Singer is working from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn. He directed the first two films in the franchise, X-Men and X2: X-Men United.
X-Men: Days of Future Past comes to theaters May 23rd, 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Hugh Jackman, Evan Peters, James McAvoy, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.