Bryan Singer has been a busy fellow this year. Since X-Men: Apocalypse began production in a few weeks, he’s been scouting and casting promising young talent for James McAvoy’s Professor X and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast characters to teach at Xavier’s School for the Gifted. So far, the attendance sheet for mutant high includes the following: Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers (Cyclops), Sophia Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Monroe (Storm) and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler). Now Brian Singer has added a new student; newcomer Lana Condor cast to play Jubilation Lee, a.k.a. Jubilee. Singer has confirmed the casting announcement on his social media accounts.
She is a mutant with the superhuman power to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands. A teenage “mall rat,” she was the X-Men’s youngest member in the early 1990s, often playing a sidekick role.
Casting a character such as Jubilee signifies that this movie is looking to add as much talented mutants they can find, considering that Apocalypse is the most dangerous adversary the X-Men have ever faced. There is also speculation that cameos from Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman are lined up and Channing Tatum’s Gambit will be introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse.