Lana Condor will play Jubilee in ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

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Audrey Magazine:

Yesterday, X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer posted a picture of actress Lana Condor on Instagram to announce she will play the character Jubilee in the upcoming film. In the X-Men comics, Jubilee is a teenage mutant who attacks enemies using “explosive plasmoids” from her hand. She is most recognizable for her trademark yellow raincoat and goggles.

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Not much info can be found on this young actress since Jubilee will be her first role. Despite this, we are beyond happy to see more Asians in major comic book films and we can only hope that Lana Candor will have a big part as Jubilee in this upcoming film. After all, Chinese superstar Fan BingBing, who played the character Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past, had a rough estimate of two lines and five minutes of screentime in the overstuffed film.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for Lana and for the possibility of more Asian American actors on screen soon. Lately, there have been an increase of Asian American comic book characters such as Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel, Silk and a few others. Since most of the blockbusters seem to be comic book adaptations nowadays, let’s hope the casting of Jubilee is part of an increasing trend!

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Concept art reveals what Jubilee might have looked like in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

 


Angry Asian Man:

 

Did you watch X-Men: Days of Future Past? She wasn’t in it for too long, but Fan BingBing as Blink was pretty darn cool. Next time, more Blink. More Asian X-Men in general. That said, some recently revealed concept art indicates what Jubilee, who didn’t make it into Days of Future Past, might have looked like in the movie.

Costume illustrator Philip Boutte Jr. recently posted some concept art for the latest X-Men movie, featuring a variety of alternate designs for Blink, Bishop, Iceman, Storm, Beast and other characters. Cool.

But hold up, his designs also include concepts for the X-Men’s Chinese American pyrotechnic mutant Jubilee (who bears a strong resemblance to actress Jamie Chung). It appears the fan-favorite mutant might have been in an early draft of the story, but didn’t make it into the final cut of Days of Future Past.

Take a look:

Here’s some concept art for Blink:

And here’s Warpath:


You can see more concept art from Philip Boutte here.

 

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Concept art reveals what Jubilee might have looked like in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’