X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Concept Art Of Sunspot (Written Out) & Emma Frost

Hit the jump to check out character designs for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. They feature designs for Emma Frost (played by January Jones) and Sunspot. He's a mutant that was originally in the script but was cut due to not having enough time or money.

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In 2011, director Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") revealed that Brazilian mutant, Sunspot, was initially in the script. He explained, "In the draft they gave me all of the characters were in there. We cut Sunspot because we didn’t have enough time or money. They couldn’t make him work, he was a pain the ass."

For those you not familiar with Sunspot (Roberto da Costa), he is associated with the X-Men via New Mutants and X-Force. The Brazilian mutant grew up in a wealthy environment and his powers manifested at a soccer game (football for everyone else). Those powers:
Able to absorb solar energy and metabolize it into physical strength, convert it into thrust to enable flight, or rechannel it as heat or infrared radiation. When doing so, DaCosta's features melt away into a black mass of crackling dark energy. In unlighted places, DaCosta suffers a slight drop in his power levels. - Marvel Wiki


Now as you can see below, Rhythm and Hues Studios' concept artist Josh Kao, worked on pre-production Emma Frost and Sunspot designs. Although the character got cut, don't feel too bad, that image at the top is Mexican actor Adan Canto as Sunspot in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Concept Art by Josh Kao


Concept Art by Josh Kao


Concept Art by Sei Nakashima


X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

X-Men: First Class was directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass"), from a screenplay written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, and Matthew Vaughn. The cast included: James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique, January Jones as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy/Beast, Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy/Banshee and Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok. It earned $353 million at the worldwide box office, on a budget of $150 million.
Source: Josh Kao
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JoJo1982 - 12/11/2013, 5:05 PM
That's pretty cool

1st
TheOneAboveAll - 12/11/2013, 5:05 PM
What is with the flower coming out of Emma's abdomen?
TheDemonsHead - 12/11/2013, 5:17 PM
:,) I can't wait for this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HavocPrime - 12/11/2013, 5:19 PM
Frost was the worst part of First Class, hope she gets recast with someone who can act
REPOMAN - 12/11/2013, 5:30 PM


Why are these films badly designed? There's plenty of money floatin' around.


Banner - 12/11/2013, 5:35 PM
to me X-Men First Class is awesome story-wise next to the first X-Men movie. Sunspot would've been cool if they've included him in First Class.
SuperCat - 12/11/2013, 6:01 PM
Like that Sunspot design.
Howlett - 12/11/2013, 6:07 PM
SUPERCAT...

I agree 100%
NoAssemblyReqd - 12/11/2013, 6:10 PM
I remember Sunspot from Fallen Angels. Odd book from the 80s.
hahafunny - 12/11/2013, 6:22 PM
badass look. maybe a little too ominous? Who would be his counterpart on magneto's team?
Namor - 12/11/2013, 6:37 PM
Pretty cool sunspot look
Gigacrusher45 - 12/11/2013, 6:45 PM
So then why is he in the trailer?
xXkryptoniteXx - 12/11/2013, 6:46 PM
Xmen will be the comic book movie of the year, loos like we have another Spiderman vs Xmen battle again. 2014 summer is epic!
Mike89 - 12/11/2013, 7:08 PM
January Jones has the personality of sandpaper. If they bring back Emma Frost in DOFP i hope singer recasts the role.
Bl00dwerk - 12/11/2013, 7:18 PM
Good. That's one character they didn't manage to butcher...
astromerc - 12/11/2013, 7:46 PM
"he was a pain the ass." No Mr.Vaughn you'er a pain in the ass! Na! NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
JDUKE25 - 12/11/2013, 7:46 PM
Yeah, didn't like Jones at all.
endeccatool - 12/11/2013, 7:48 PM
So they considered making a New Mutant part of the First Class? Nice way to keep destroying any continuity. Better get your s**t together Fox
JorgEl - 12/11/2013, 7:58 PM
So...basically, Sunspot is a discounted Superman. Actually, kind of pussy coz in the shade, the guys is useless.
gamecreatorjj - 12/11/2013, 8:36 PM
Would have been cool if Darwin went through a metamorphosis into Sunspot, utterly butchered the character, but they could have made it work
Ronnie11 - 12/11/2013, 8:39 PM
wow..sunspot looks cool..
ThePowerCosmic - 12/11/2013, 8:50 PM
Worst mistake this film made:

No Jean Gray or Cyclops yet we got Darwin, dragonfly stripper & Havok for the FIRST CLASS!

Also no Angel or Ice Man cuz they pissed them away with versions from the future that got very little screen time...Yet we get Dragonfly stripper.
Ghostt - 12/11/2013, 8:56 PM
PRETTY BIG MISTAKE NOT HAVING SUNSPOT IN THE MOVIE. WOULD HAVE ADDED A GREAT VISUAL TO THE MOVIE
mgeoff88 - 12/11/2013, 8:56 PM
January Jones looked very nice in lingerie, but she didn't shine as Emma Frost. Pun intended.
thetrojan - 12/11/2013, 10:27 PM
january jones could not muster up the 'class' needed to portray a super confident character like Emma Frost.(no pun intended,but there it is)

Sunspot looks great.
MightyZeus - 12/11/2013, 10:51 PM
Cool concept art.

January Jones was the only downfall of First Class. Apart from her boring mundane performance the film itself is brilliant.
loki668 - 12/11/2013, 11:09 PM
What's with the "tulip-twat" on Emma Frost?
NovaCorpsFan - 12/12/2013, 12:01 AM
loki666

Maybe she's on the blob.
deamon - 12/12/2013, 3:42 AM
Sunspot idea looks great, looks like real Sun, I like this energy explosion in place of heart.
MsDarkPhoenix - 12/12/2013, 4:36 AM
Emma Frost sucked in First Class!

She is also dating my boyfriend so [frick] her! I'm better than her Scott!!!
Supervenge - 12/12/2013, 10:04 AM
*futbol
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 12/12/2013, 10:40 AM
Frost was garbage, recast someone who can act and doesn't look so much like a f@#k doll.
comicstocode - 12/16/2013, 7:11 AM
Horrible.

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