FILM NEWS: Ouch – No HellFire Club in X-men Days of Future Past

xmen229013201326No Emma Frost or Azazel, no birth story for Nightcrawler! 🙁

Apparently, it looks like none of the surviving members of Sebastian Shaw’s Hellfire Club from X-Men: First Class will be back in Bryan Singer’s sequel. Even though the first film ended with what looked like Magneto transitioning them from the Club to a fledgling BrotherHood of Mutants, sources would indicate a different direction.

A studio source is quoted as stating that neither January Jones’ Emma Frost, Alex Gonzalez’s Riptide nor Zoe Kravitz’s Angel Salvadore will be returning, while Jason Flemyng (Azazel) previously told the newspapers “I don’t think I will be back. Initially I was gutted, but then, I remembered I had to get up at two in the morning, I had to be painted red and be slightly out of focus and posed a lot, and that was sort of it. Now I don’t have to do that.”

Personally, I thought that usually good January Jones was the weakest link in the first movie (her mind just seemed elsewhere), but when I heard that Alan Cummings was back, I was looking forward to a story development between Azazel & Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) leading to the birth of baby (and later abandonment) of Baby Nightcrawler…

… may next time?

Source: Geek Files, Irish Independent
Reporter: S/Fx-67

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