Despite reports that British actress Alice Eve had landed the role of Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class no deal was actually signed, and Deadline now has news that Mad Men actress January Jones will suit up as the telepath.
For those unfamiliar with Emma she is a mutant with powers of telepathy, similar to that of Xavier. She can broadcast and receive thoughts, control minds, alter perceptions and memories etc. In the comics she is known for being a bit of a b*tch (being dubbed the White Queen) and she started off as an enemy to the X-Men, but she later joined them.
Deadline also has more casting news:
At the same time, director Matthew Vaughn has set Zoe Kravitz to play Angel, Jason Flemyng will play Azazel, the father of Nightcrawler; Bill Milner to play the young version of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Morgan Lily to play the Young Raven.
The casting of Zoe Kravitz as Angel is an interesting one. If a young black actress were to be cast the role would most likely be for Storm (played by Halle Berry in the trilogy). Given that we already have an Angel in the X-Men movies ‘Angel’ could just be a casting codename for Storm, just like ‘Willow’ (a random shape-shifting character) was used when casting Mystique.
If Zoe Kravitz is playing Angel then it will probably be Angel Salvadore aka Tempest who originally had wings and laid eggs, but later gains powers of fire and ice. The character has no connect to the founding of the X-Men so if I were a betting man i’d say Kravitz is Storm.