by Brett White
January Jones told Collider that the diamond-skinned mutant Emma Frost won’t be seen in 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” After landing one of the more prominent roles in the fairly crowded “X-Men: First Class” (at least what was considered crowded before “Days of Future Past” turned into a mutant clown car), Jones has learned that Frost and Magneto have parted ways in the time lapsed between films.
“I haven’t been asked back,” she told Collider. “It’s called ’Days of Future Past’ or something. No, they’re going into another time period, or they’re going back and forth from different time period and Emma’s not in that. Not in what they’re doing.” At least, despite her hesitation, Jones did get the title of the film right.
Jones was uncertain of her return back in January, so this report confirms what we already suspected. Jones is joined by fellow “First Class” castmates Caleb Landry Jones and Jason Flemyng who have confirmed they’ve been benched for this film.
There’s still no word as to whether or not Zoe Kravitz (Angel) or Alex Gonzalez (Riptide) will be returning to round out the ranks of Magneto’s forces. Similarly, Lucas Till’s return as Havok hasn’t been confirmed. The odds of any of these actors returning don’t seem that great; it appears as if there will only be two good mutants (James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult) and two mutants (Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence) returning for the sequel.
Despite the majority of the “First Class” cast not returning for the sequel, plenty of fresh faces will be appearing in the film. Fan Bingbing will play Blink in the film, joined by Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy and Peter Dinklage in unconfirmed roles (although it’s pretty obvious that Dinklage is playing Bolivar Trask).
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