Well, I don’t know that this was the first image I wanted to see from director Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. The film, which tells the tale of the origins of the X-Men, focusing on the early days of Professor X and Magneto, is already making me nervous with its overcrowded cast. Now we have the first pics of January Jones (“Mad Men”) as Emma Frost, the telepathic mutant who runs a school for mutants and becomes a member of the Hellfire Club (which will also feature heavily in the film, with Kevin Bacon as the sinister Sebastian Shaw).
Anyway, here are the set pics. Of January Jones. In a big, goofy-assed hat. She looks like a reject from a James Bond winter chase scene. It doesn’t help that I don’t have a ton of faith in Jones. Of course, I think the only thing I’ve seen her in was American Wedding, a film she described as having “a lot of depth and intelligence, and it really just jumped off the page.” Mrs. TK is an avid “Mad Men” watcher, and she’s described Ms. Jones as essentially box-of-rocks dumb with an extra side of stupid. So forgive my trepidation. Other than being sort of generically, blandly blond and pretty, she doesn’t exactly bring much to the role of one of the most interesting mutants in the Marvel universe.
Yeah. Oooh. A big fuckin’ white fur hat. Must be to protect her big fuckin’ brain.