The list of new mutant additions for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film from Fox keeps growing, as director Bryan Singer announced via his Instagram than newcomer actress Lana Condor has been cast as that firework powered, bubble gum popping, valley girl X-Man named Jubilee.
A young version of Jubilee was seen in Singer’s first two X-Men movies, but I guess he’s Days of Future Past-ing that version away. Although the next X-Men movie is set in the ’80s, Jubilee is more of a 1990s character, becoming a fixture of the Jim Lee era of X-Men comics, as well the early ’90s animated series that introduced the team to a whole generation of fans. (Jubilee did first appear in a 1989 issue of Uncanny X-Men, so I guess she counts as an ’80s X-Man, if you want to get all technical about it.)
Recently, rumors have surfaced that not only will Wolverine also be in X-Men: Apocalypse, but he’ll be joined once again by Halle Berry as Storm and Ian McKellen as Magneto, both of which suggest there is some portion of Apocalypse will takes place in the new future that we see at the end of Days of Future Past. It’s possible Jubilee will be a part of that future timeline, or she’ll be a member of Xavier’s class along with young version of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm and Nightcrawler. With Channing Tatum‘s Gambit also rumored to cameo (before getting his own movie later that year) — and with the exception of Rogue — that’s all the main animated X-Men getting to play some kind of role in Apocalypse it seems.
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[HT: Bryan Singer’s Twitter]