Unknown actress Lana Condor cast as Jubilee in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Director Bryan Singer is due to start shooting this spring in Toronto

Unknown actress Lana Condor has been cast as Jubilee in next year’s X-Men Apocalypse.

Jubilation Lee aka Jubilee, a Chinese-American teenage mutant who possesses the ability to generate pyrotechnic energy bursts, has made cameo appearances in three previous X-Men films, played by Katrina Florece in 2002’s X-Men and Kea Wong in 2003’s X2 and 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.

Condor is such a screen newcomer that X-Men: Apocalypse is her first listed credit on IMDB. Director Bryan Singer announced her casting on Instagram last night (March 25).

I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #XMEN #Apocalypse

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Singer is due to start shooting X-Men: Apocalypse this spring in Toronto and the film is set for release on May 27, 2016. Last month (February) he announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee has been cast as young Nightcrawler and in January he unveiled three other new cast members for X-Men: Apocalypse. Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark in the HBO fantasy series – will play Jean Grey; Tye Sheridan will portray Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp, who starred as Aaliyah in a recent US TV biopic, has been cast as Storm.

They join returning cast members Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters, as well as Oscar Isaac, who has been cast as Apocalypse, the villain that gives the film its title. Rose Byrne is also confirmed to be reprising her role as CIA agent Moira MacTaggert from 2011’s X-Men: First Class and Hugh Jackman has recently hinted that he will be returning as Wolverine.

Meanwhile, Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he will not be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse, but also said that his fellow original X-Men star Ian McKellen “certainly” will have a role.