Emma Frost Cast, Again?

Emma Frost Cast, Again?

Variety has reported that January Jones has joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class in the role of Emma Frost. Jones’s previous films have included ‘American Pie: The Wedding’, ‘Love Actually’, ‘The Boat that Rocked’, as well as several episodes of ‘Mad Men’. She currently has two films in post-production called ‘The Hungry Rabbit Jumps’ and ‘Unknown White Male’ which are scheduled for release in 2010 and 2011 respectively. The news comes as a small surprise as previous reports had indicated Alice Eve (‘She’s Out of My League’) had already been cast in the role.

The character Emma Frost first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 in 1980, and was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. In the source material Frost is a mutant telepath who has gone from one of the X-Men’s foes to a key member. A young version of Emma Frost appeared momentarily in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ that was released in 2009 portrayed by actress Tahyna Tozzi.

Jones joins a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, and Lucas Till.

X-Men: First Class is currently scheduled for a June 2011 release.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.