January Jones May Not Be Coming Back For X-Men: Days Of Future Past

At the end of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender, successfully infiltrates a CIA holding cell where Emma Frost, played by January Jones, is just lying and waiting. After exchanging some banter regarding the Master of Magnetism's "telepath friend," Magneto asks if she will join him in his cadre of mutants. To fans of the characters it looked as though the two of them, along with Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Azazel (Jason Flemyng) and Riptide (Álex González), were forming the earliest version of the Brotherhood of Mutants. But now it looks like it's possible we may not see the payoff of that final moment in the sequel.

Jones is currently down in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, promoting her new movie Sweetwater, and when speaking with Collider she revealed that she has yet to hear anything about the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. “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 dampened the news by saying that she didn't get a script for the last movie until she was on a plane flying to the set, but when describing the details of the film she knows she questioned where her character would fit 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.

In addition to the names she mentioned it's also been confirmed that Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult (who played Beast) and Hugh Jackman (as Wolverine, of course) will appear in the Bryan Singer-directed sequel as well. Production is said to be starting soon on the movie, which is currently dated for July 18, 2014. For all of the latest updates about X-Men: Days of Future Past be sure to check out our Blend Film Database.

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