Over the last few weeks we’ve seen several names returning for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past including Ian McKellen as Magneto, Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine as well as the cast of X-Men: First Class. At least so it seemed. But in an interview with Collider, January Jones says she may not be returning to the role of Emma Frost.
“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. 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.”
With so many characters in the movie, it should come as no surprise that not everyone would be back. However it seems a shame that Jones won’t be returning to carry on the relationships they set up in X-Men: First Class. But, as Jones said, it’s still up in the air.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer and will see Stewart, McKellen and Jackman returning from the original X-Men series along with Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult from X-Men: First Class. The film is due for release on July 18th 2014.