Confirming a casting call that popped up last week, Entertainment Weekly reports that Dazzler is set to make her big screen debut in next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Though details about who’s playing her are being kept under wraps, EW mentions that it’s not expected to be Taylor Swift, who was rumored to have a role as the character in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. However, as it turned out, Dazzler was only in the film in the form of a small easter egg that didn’t even make it into its final cut.
According to EW, Dazzler only has a very small role in Dark Phoenix. That’s all that we know about the character’s role in the film for the time being, but more should be revealed over the coming weeks, as the project is expected to begin filming this summer.
The film is being directed by Simon Kinberg, with a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Kodi-Smit McPhee, and Alexandra Shipp. Jessica Chastain is also in talks to join the project in the villainous role of Lilandra, the empress of an alien empire called the Shi’ar.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to hit theateres on November 2, 2018.