In last summer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, audiences were introduced to new younger versions of preexisting cinematic mutants– Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. But following the lackluster critical and financial reception to that film, the future of the franchise was up in the air. Coupled with ‘Apocalypse” mediocre performance, the departure of director Bryan Singer seemed to indicate that Fox might let the core ‘X-Men’ franchise rest to relaunch fresh later, and instead focus on edgier fare like mega hit ‘Deadpool’ and the current #1 smash ‘Logan’. Then there is also the upcoming ‘New Mutants’ which will also focus on a group of teenage mutants attending the famous Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, but unlike those in ‘Apocalypse’, these will be all-new characters.
However, despite all these factors, it appears that the ‘Apocalypse’ X-Men are returning in another film, which has been referred to as ‘X-Men: Supernova’, and will reportedly be directed by Simon Kinberg. ‘Supernova’ is a working title, but is clearly not what the film will ultimately be called. As teased in ‘Apocalypse’, this film will likely focus on Jean Grey’s transformation into Dark Phoenix, a story line already adapted onscreen in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’.
Last month, Turner announced that she was starring in the new ‘X-Men’ movie. No word yet on any other returning cast members… or is there? There’s been no word from Sheridan, Shipp or Smit-McPhee, but one unlikely movie mutant did post an image and leading message on Instagram.
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Yes, Lana Condor who played Jubilee in ‘Apocalypse’ posted a fan-made painting of her in character. Jubilee was depicted as being good friends with Jean in that movie and the two had an eventful trip to the mall with Scott and Kurt. Unfortunately, most of that scene was cut out of the film due to time limits (although the playful jab about the third movie in every trilogy being the worst remained intact ) and once the fledgling heroes returned to the besieged X-Mansion, Jubilee is incapacitated while the other three go off and join the senior X-Men for the big battle against Apocalypse.
Fans were disappointed. For the generation (X) that grew up watching the ‘X-Men’ Saturday morning cartoon on FOX, Jubilee was one of the most important members of the team. The character appeared in the first three live action movies played by Katrina Florence and Kea Wong, but those were just cameos. Hopes were high that Condor’s appearance would finally lead to a larger film role.
Is she getting another sparkly shot?
It’s hard to say. She may just have been sharing a photo of a gift from a fan.
Would you like to see Condor get another shot at playing Jubilee? Or do we really need to see more of this mutant mallrat?
Source: Screen Rant