Yesterday, Bryan Singer took to Instagram and Twitter to announce a new casting bit for the new X-Men: Apocalypse. Newcomer Lana Condor was cat as none other than Jubilation Lee, a.k.a., Jubilee.
She first appeared in “Uncanny X-Men” #244 and was created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri. The character’s mutation allows her to create and control energy plasmoids akin to fireworks.
When I first started to watch the X-Men animated series (and subsequently reading the comics), I had a few favorite mutants, Cyclops and Jean, Rogue and Gambit, Psylocke and the kid with the yellow raincoat. Yeah, Jubilation Lee was always one of my favorites! Maybe because she was so relatable. When the movies came out though I was fairly disappointed that although she was always seen in the background, Jubilee never had the significant role she ought to have. So I’m super excited that not only is she making an appearance, but that her casting is important enough to be divulged like this 😀 !!!
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Kodi Smit-Mcphee (Nightcrawler), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse). The movie reportedly starts shooting this summer and will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.