Despite X-Men: Apocalypse boasting a large cast, not every character got chances to shine. Arguably the biggest victim of this was Jubilee, whose screen time was cut down to the point that the theatrical cut didn't even show her using her special ability. Fortunately, she didn't perish during Apocalypse's reign of terror, leaving the door for her to return at some point. If/when that happens, Lana Condor wants audiences to see Jubilee show off her full potential.
Because moviegoers didn't get to see Jubilee show off her trademark "fireworks" powers when X-Men: Apocalypse was in theaters, Lana Condor told Screen Rant that if the young mutant hero is included in the next main X-Men movie, those fireworks need to be on display full blast. As she put it:
Like her comic book counterpart, X-Men: Apocalypse's Jubilee was able to generate multi-colored energy plasmoids from her hands, albeit with an electrical twist. At first glance, these may just look like they would only be useful for a 4th of July celebration, but Jubilee has actually put them to good use when fighting enemies on the printed page. Not only can she mentally direct the plasmoids where to go, but she can also control their intensity, be it simply blinding an opponent or using them to detonate nearly objects. At one point, she was even able to use the plasmids in a way similar to a nuclear fission bomb. So yeah, she can definitely be classified as a powerhouse, though she's not quite at Phoenix levels.
Unfortunately, not only did Lana Condor's Jubilee get to use this ability in X-Men: Apocalypse, but her role on the movie was minimal. Despite hanging out with Cyclops, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler, she was left behind when the three of them went to rescue the older X-Men protagonists. As for Jubilee in the deleted scenes, the only time she showed off her powers is when she tampered with the Joust arcade machine Cyclops and Jean Grey were using so they could keep playing without putting in more quarters. Currently the next X-Men movie (which will be set in the 1990s) hasn't been assigned a release date, but if the creative minds at work are looking to expand the roster of the new X-Men team established at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, they would be wise to put Jubilee at the top of the consideration list.
X-Men: Apocalypse is now available on both Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD, so make sure to check out those deleted scenes and special features if you're eager to see more of Lana Condor's Jubilee.
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