Bryan Singer Announces Newcomer Lana Condor Will Play Jubilee in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

The role will mark the actress’ big screen debut

Last Updated: March 25, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Bryan Singer announced via Instagram Wednesday that actress Lana Condor will play mutant Jubilee in the upcoming film “X-Men Apocalypse.”

“I’d officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #XMEN #Apocalypse,” Singer wrote in the post. The latest installment in the “X-Men” franchise will be Condor’s debut gig.

In the “X-Men” universe, Jubilee is a teenage mutant capable of generating explosive plasmoids from her hands. She was a central character in the 1990’s cartoon series.

Condor is the most recent hire for the film. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner and Alexandra Shipp will portray Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm, respectively.

The film will reunite previous stars James McAvoy (Professor Xavier) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine). Oscar Issac will play mutant antagonist Apocalypse.