Superheros are on the rise.
This summer we’ll see the premiere of X-Men: First Class which opens this Friday, with Green Lantern on it’s heels. Next summer is set to deliver not only Batman 3, but both a Spiderman and Superman reboot.
All of this is good news for the little tiny geek that still lives in all our hearts.
While Superhero flicks are often the place for manly men to do manly things, the female factor shouldn’t be glossed over, especially in a big ensemble like we’ll see in X-Men.
In this installment of X-Men, January Jones shakes off the shackles of her role as Betty Draper (aka the living embodiment of Betty Friedan’s ‘The Feminine Mystique’ ) in HBO’s Mad Men and gets her groove on as the sexy Emma Frost. The list of other strong actresses who have lent their talents to X-Men includes Halle Berry as Storm, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey and Rebecca Romijn as Mystique.
January Jones is also tackling the additional superhero role of ‘Single Mom’ with a baby due in August. So far, she’s remains mysterious as to who the baby-daddy is, but admits, charmingly, that being preggers gives her the giggles.
But back in fantasy world, as the character of “The White Queen’ Emma Frost, January Jones has about the coolest super power a jewelry lover could ask for. Are you ready for this, people? In addition to being telepathic, she can shape-shift into a diamond. Yes, that’s right. She’s the classiest of all superheros with that one. The diamond form gives her superhuman strength and durability, but it also makes me wonder ifÂ she can just shape-shift a tiny bit, into, oh, I dunno, a diamond necklace or diamond earrings she could wear to a party or awards show? And, with her power of telepathy, she’d know exactly who she was impressing.
Ok, I might be getting a little ahead of myself. I’m sure there are worlds to save before we talk about awards shows. While I’m not sure how to feel about the hair January is sporting the picture here, I’m loving the black diamond studs she’s wearing. Black diamonds add a little more mystery to a classic, as I’m sure she’ll do in X-Men.