It feels like X-Men Origins: Wolverine just came out. Maybe it feels like that because it was such an ass-y film. But that doesn’t change the fact that Hollywood is all ready to put out another one, this one called X-Men: First Class. And its release date is only six months away. There are a number of reasons we can expect First Class will be better than its predecessor. Among these are the director, Matthew Vaughn, who brought us Kick-Ass and Layer Cake. Also, and more importantly, January Jones is taking the usually scantily clad role of Emma Frost.
Emma Frost’s mutant powers include an incredibly strong telepathic power. She can also take on a hardened diamond form that renders her virtually indestructible. Jones recently spoke to the LA Times about the role. She mentions hesitating before taking the character on because of possible body issues. She said, “It’s a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she’s barely dressed. She’s got quite the bod, which is very intimidating.”
She also mentioned that the special effects that include her character, will be CGI-ed, so, unlike her co-stars, she got to skip hours and hours of makeup and prosthetics saying, “I don’t have to do all the crazy prosthetics, when I morph into my diamond form, it’s all done on computer.”
Jones is, no doubt, a huge attraction for fanboys. Other parts of the film to look forward to? Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, and Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert.
Looking forward to the reboot? Or have you had enough?