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January Jones Talks Rushed X-Men: First Class

Not much of a surprise after Vaughn has said much the same

By Chris Beveridge     February 14, 2011

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X-Men: First Class and "rushed" are two things that definitely belong together as the large scale movie has had such a short window from announcement to filming to its release date and it's something that we've seen Matthew Vaughn comment on before in surprisingly blunt terms. While Vaughn can likely get away with it a bit considering the pressure he's under, January Jones may find herself in a bit of hot water over the comments made to Canadian news site Jam! Showbiz while doing pr for the release of Unknown. The lengthy piece is mostly about Unknown but a good segment is about X-Men: First Class at the end in which she reveals, 

"Poor (director) Matthew Vaughn is going to have to edit it in three days," January Jones says, laughing. "That's been a blast. We've all had so much fun making that movie."

"I think it was unrealistic for them to think they were going to make such a huge movie in whatever we had -- two months or something. So of course we went over (schedule). I think I have a couple more days to shoot.

"We're almost done. The fact we've had to push the wrap date but they haven't moved the release date is really interesting to me. I guess they must know what they're doing. I have a lot of faith in Matthew as a director and an editor; I think his movies are great. And I think they've been cutting as we've been going. We should be fine."

And when it comes to all things Emma Frost, January Jones talks a bit about her research for the character and thoughts about how it's all going to be on display.

"Everybody wants to know about the costume," she says. "I didn't really know much about her beforehand, but when I did my research, she's a very -- specifically visually -- iconic character. Nobody talks about the fact she's got the most bad-ass powers.

"But yeah, she has very skimpy outfits. So we had a lot of fun with that."


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RaithManan 2/14/2011 10:54:01 PM

Why does this insight to the production of the latest X-Men has the smell of disaster written on it.  If FOX is smart (which is HARDLY), show some patience, move the date if you really need to and keep your mouth shut.  You wonder why few directors get headaches working for FOX??  This is one of them.

ponyboy76 2/15/2011 6:13:13 AM

This movie "Mutants:First Class" (I refuse to call it X-men, because its not)  sounds like its has the same problems of the last X film. I don't why Fox has to rush things.

rgtchtiger 2/15/2011 6:47:43 AM

Hmm...so Matthew Vaughn passes up directing X3 because Fox rushed the production schedule, only to come back to direct X-Men: First Class. and Fox once again rushed the production schedule.  Why exactly does Fox rush X-men productions?  I know if they don't punch out an X-men film every couple years they lose distribution rights, but I thought the stipulation involved a film actually starting production, not releasing the final film.

lusiphur 2/15/2011 7:10:33 AM

 Emma Frost is an "iconic" character?  Really?

The trailer raised my hopes for this film, but these revelations have lowered them again.

CaptAmerica04 2/15/2011 9:21:51 AM

 The trailer gave me a little hope... but it also further cemented in my mind the idea that they have NO idea what they're doing.  The divergence from the source material is SO blatant and SO bad, it's almost insulting.  Rushing it will just be an excuse later for how bad it sucks, I'm betting.

CaptAmerica04 2/15/2011 9:22:51 AM

 On the upside, though... YAY for skimpy Emma Frost outfits!!

Rheul_home 2/15/2011 10:51:49 AM

@ponyboy76... You'll be much happier when you realize that the Fox X-Franchise has almost nothing to do with the previously established films continuity and even less to do with the Marvel continuity. These films need to be taken at face value. You will never see X-Men done properly unless Marvel/Disney get the rights back. As people continue to pay to see crap like this, that aint gonna happen. I admit the trailer looked better than I expected it to but that isn't saying much. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Aronofsky's Wolverine which should be far enough removed from the other films that it will work as a stand alone movie. Hopefully Fox wont shoehorn a ton of unnecessary mutants into the script like that did in their last X-Films.

Miner49er 2/15/2011 11:24:48 AM

Bring on the skimpy outfits!

wessmith1966 2/15/2011 12:27:26 PM

The rushed schedule does worry me, but I thought the trailer showed a movie that will at least entertain. It's a sad commentary, but when it comes to X-men (and I include Wolverine) films I really don't expect much because it's a Fox production. I'm convinced that Fox looks at these movies simply as cash cows and only wants to make them good enough to do good numbers at the box office. X3 and Wolverine, which I don't think were all that good, were at the very least entertaining and made bank. So, since Fox's formula has worked why would they care to fix it. I think Vaughn will do his very best to give us a movie we'll like it the time has has to cobble the film together, but let's face facts gang...we're not going to get the X-Men movie we really want until Marvel gets the rights back which may never happen as long as Fox keeps churning out movies.

And hell, at the very least, we'll get to see the absolutely gorgeous Miss Jones in some skimpy outfits. Works for me. lol

alienstatue 2/15/2011 1:46:23 PM

I think I might be in the minority here, but I'm not really a fan of January Jones as Emma Frost. It really doesn't matter now, but I think they should have stuck with Alice Eve. She has that seductress sexy look to her. In my opinion January has more of a blank stare. No offense to anyone who likes January Jones though.

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