It was revealed today that Gotham’s Jamie Chung has been cast as the Marvel character Blink on the upcoming X-Men series on FOX who is described as follows.
“Blink — real name Clarice Fong — is described as sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy. Her naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly “home,” she is slowly becoming herself again.”
The pilot will be directed by X-Men’s Bryan Singer who works as an executive producer on the show that recently got a pilot order. The show recently cast Blair Redford as “Sam” who is the strong-headed Native American leader for the underground network that we will see in the series. Blink appeared in Days of Future Past where she was played by Fan Bingbing and with the show being set in the cinematic universe, that got rebooted through the 2014 film, she will most likely have a different background in the series.
“The Untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.”
Nix’s creative team consists of X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner, director Bryan Singer, X-Men screenwriter, Simon Kinberg, Jim Chory and Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb that will all be serving as Executive Producers on the project. These people are also involved with the FX series, Legion.
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