You would think that an X-Men film set in the 1990s would be ripe for Jubilee. But as indicated by the trailers and various synopses, as far as we can tell, Lana Condor’s Jubilee is nowhere to be seen in Dark Phoenix. However, there is a reason for that.
Lana Condor’s star has continued to shine brighter before and even after she came onto the screen in X-Men: Apocalypse. She gained even more acclaim in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and will soon be in SyFy’s Deadly Class. In a recent interview with Collider, Lana Condor discussed a variety of topics in her career. While she enjoyed her time with the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, the reason she couldn’t return for Dark Phoenix is quite simple: she was busy at the time.
“No, I didn’t end up doing Dark Phoenix ‘cause I was doing To All the Boys.”
At the very least, it’s nice to know that Lana Condor probably could’ve returned, but she already had a prior engagement. Though it is unfortunate, given how Condor’s Jubilee was received in Apocalypse. Admittedly, while Jubilee wasn’t exactly part of the X-Men at that point, she did get far more to do compared to prior iterations seen in previous X-Men films. When you factor in the marketing and the deleted mall scene, Condor’s Jubilee had more visibility and she practically walked right out of a comic book.
But as is often the case for actors, juggling multiple projects and priorities is tricky. It seems like there might have been time for Lana Condor to return for Dark Phoenix were she not already doing another project. But at the same time, she’s left her mark on the X-Men franchise and did express hope to return to that family.
Ultimately, though, would you have wanted to see Lana Condor return as Jubilee in Dark Phoenix or in any future X-Men project? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Dark Phoenix is written and directed by Simon Kinberg and stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos