An Emma Frost Update
by Ken Kneisel
Hello again, gentle reader. Remember when I told you that Alice Eve had been cast as Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men: First Class film? Well you can forget all about her. Because it is now being reported that January Jones from the AMC television series Mad Men, which I have never seen but a lot of my friends seem to love, has been chosen to portray Emma Frost in this movie.
January joins the large and swiftly growing cast of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havok, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Kevin Bacon as a so far unspecified villain (possibly Sebastian Shaw?) and Oliver Platt as The Man in Black, whoever that last one is supposed to be.
As I said, I’ve never watched an episode of Mad Men and I don’t recognize her from anything else, so I am completely unfamiliar with this actress. But based on these photos from GQ and Vanity Fair, I feel like January Jones might do an adequate job playing Emma Frost. A few of the GQ photos at least establish that she looks good in white lingerie, which I imagine must be absolutely essential to the role. I am certainly excited to find out if Emma is characterized as a heroine or villainess in the upcoming film, and furthermore who she is affiliated with!
What do you think of this casting, gentle reader? Do you have any particular actresses in mind that you think would do our Emma justice on the silver screen?