X-men: First Class is currently trending on twitter, it’s receiving rave reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (about four hours ago the negative reviews started rolling in), and the critics are calling the film “the best in the X-men franchise”. That’s big saying that X2: United holds its place in most people’s top five superhero films of all time. After seeing this film, could people have to rearrange that list?
It’s no doubt that X-men is full of talented actors, but three women stand out amongst the rest: January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, and Jennifer Lawrence. Each of these ladies are bold, unique, talented, and absolutely stunning. What’s even more impressive is the fact that their careers are in totally different places, but they come together in a prequel that’s almost sure to have the X-fans crying out for more.
January Jones is playing Emma Frost, one of the sexiest, most confident, and powerful mind reading mutants in the X-world. Also known as White Queen, Emma Frost has been a villain of the X-men for years, but as time moved on she joined forces with the X-men. As far as First Class goes, there’s been no mention of her joining the ranks of Xavier’s team, but who knows what director Matthew Vaughn and producer Bryan Singer have up their sleeves.
In X-men: First Class, Frost will display her powers as a deadly telepathic mutant. With her ability to transform her skin into diamond, she’s a strong defensive player for the Hellfire Club, which is comprised of Shaw (Kevin Bacon), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Riptide (Alex Gonzalez).
If you’ve been wondering about Frost’s costumes, you won’t be disappointed. Vaughn and his team made sure that January Jones received the best looks, showing off her curves. In fact, Vaughn himself has commented on the sexual eye of the 60′s, which was a much different time.
Zoe Kravitz is new to the world of mainstream Hollywood. Together, her and her rock star father, Lenny Kravitz, are starting to take Hollywood by storm. The last time we saw Lenny, he was playing a sympathetic nurse in Precious. Looking forward, he will join the film adaption of the popular book series, The Hunger Games.
When Zoe Kravitz joined the First Class roster as Angel Salvadore fans had a lot of questions and concerns. Exactly who is this Angel Salvadore? Many fans were upset that the producers would include a mutant who had the same name as Warren Worthington III aka Angel from X-men: The Last Stand. But as production moved along people soon began to love Mrs. Kravitz’s character.
Angel Salvadore, is no angel that’s for sure. Her mutation relates more to that of a fire breathing house fly than an angel. In First Class, her wings lift from her large tattoo and transform into impressive dragonfly wings. Xavier and Erik first run into her in a strip club, were they then recruit her to be an X-man. It’ll be interesting to see her take on the new character.
Jennifer Lawrence is on fire, literally! After her Oscar nomination for Winter’s Bone the girl been’s cast in films left and right. Currently, she’s busy filming The Hunger Games as leading character Katniss Everdeen. If people have yet to take notice of this talented actress, there’s no doubt they will after X-men: First Class.
For First Class, Lawrence transformed herself into shape-shifter, Mystique. When Jones first accepted the role, she knew she had big shoes to fill. Rebecca Romijn built a character who was mysterious as she was sexy. However, one thing sets this Mystique apart from the Mystique of the previous films: she’s a major player in First Class. We’ll get to follower her relationship with Charles Xavier and Magneto. For Charles she’s been more of a sister, and for Magneto… well I’ll let you find out when you see First Class in theaters this weekend.