January Jones is Now Officially Cast as Emma Frost in X-Men
Wow, sorry for the confusion! Deadline is reporting tonight (and Fox has confirmed with us) that January Jones will be starring in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men: First Class as Emma Frost, the "gorgeous mutant with telepathic powers." The confusion is that we all thought Alice Eve, of She's Out of My League, had landed that exact role months ago, but apparently "no deal was concluded" with Eve and so the hot (in more ways than one) "Mad Men" star is taking on the role as the White Queen instead. In addition to Jones, actress Zoe Kravitz has been cast to play Angel (maybe they mean Storm instead?) in X-Men: First Class.
Matthew Vaughn and crew is still gearing up to start shooting in a few weeks in London, aiming for release early next summer. Jones and Kravitz join a cast including Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Xavier), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee), Lucas Till (Havoc), Edi Gathegi (Darwin), Rose Byrne (MacTaggert), Kevin Bacon as the villain, and Oliver Platt as the mysterious "The Man in Black." Emma Frost is a popular X-Men superhero who fans have been waiting to see properly in an X-Men movie for a while. Jones has a lot of buzz right now because of "Mad Men" and she looks to be a perfect fit for the White Queen. The more I hear about this cast, the better it gets! You, too?