The actress will play the “firecracker” Jubilation Lee in X-Men:Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer officially announces unknown Lana Condor to play the aforementioned role on his Instagram page. She is so unknown her imdb page only has X-Men: Apocalypse as her acting credit. Let’s see if we can see sparks from her as an actress from future X-Men news.
She will join other younger ( and much more experienced) actors to play younger versions of established mutants such as Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm) and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler
She is however not the first actress to play the role in the X-Men film series. Katrina Florece played the mutant in X-Men, followed by Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. Still it’s pretty obvious that Singer wanted someone younger. Maybe either of them can come back to play the older version.
Jubilation Lee’s life was a riches to rags story whose rich parent’s got murdered and she ran away to live in the mall. She has the ability to make fireworks with her hands. She stumbled upon the X-Men when she followed some of the mutant girls in the mall and went through a portal with them.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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