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!

Fan Bingbing in talks to star in Anna May Wong biopic

Angry Asian Man: 

In movie news, Chinese actress/singer Fan Bingbing, most recently seen as the mutant Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past, is reportedly in talks to star in a biopic about legendary screen icon Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star.

According to Variety, Shanghai-based Fundamental Films is developing Dragon Lady, based on the life and career of the Asian American silent era star. Jonathan Keasey and Brant Boivin are writing the script, which will recall Wong’s poverty-stricken upbringing in downtown Los Angeles and her rise to fame in Hollywood.

Wong rose to fame with her role in 1924’s “Thief of Bagdad” with Douglas Fairbanks, but her career was plagued by offers to play negative stereotypes of Chinese females and was limited by American anti-miscegenation laws that prevented her from sharing an on-screen kiss with a person of another race. She appeared in “Daughter of the Dragon,” “Daughter of Shanghai,” and, with Marlene Dietrich, in Josef von Sternberg’s “Shanghai Express.”

Wong grew up in a poor neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is depicted in the the Four Ladies of Hollywood statues at La Brea and Sunset along with Dolores del Río, Dorothy Dandridge and Mae West.

It’s interesting that it’s going to take Chinese producers and a Chinese star to bring this story to the screen, considering that so much of Anna May Wong’s career was marked by frustration over the limited roles available to her as an Asian American actress in Hollywood.

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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’

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Asians in the new X-Men installment, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

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20th Century Fox has dropped the first official teaser trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the time-twerking prequel-sequel that attempts to bind the entire cluttered mutant movie series together, and presumably based on the classic, seminal comic book story arc of the same name.

The epic new trailer features the return of pretty much every major character from the X-Men screen franchise — including both past and present versions of Professor Xavier, Magneto and the rest of the gang — as well as some new faces. Notably the quick glimpses of Fan Bingbing and BooBoo Stewart.

Fan Bingbing as Blink:

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And Booboo Stewart as Warpath:

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Asians in the new X-Men installment, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”