While most of the superhero films that are coming out this Summer started filming around February/March last year, one notable exception was “X-Men: First Class”. Announced last May, shooting didn’t kick off until the end of September while the June 3rd release date has remained locked, leaving a schedule of essentially under nine months from the first day’s filming until the wide theatrical release.
It’s an insanely rushed schedule for an FX-heavy tentpole, one that’s led to understandable rumors of tension on the set and rumors that the second unit helmers doing a little bit more than their duty called for. Now actress January Jones, who plays Emma Frost in the film, confirms reshoots are taking place and explains why in an interview with Canadian outlet Jam.
“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” she says. She adds that she had “so much fun” making the film and joked that “Poor (director) Matthew Vaughn is going to have to edit it in three days.”
Where is the project as of now? “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” she says.