Lana Condor Hopes She Can Play X-Men’s Jubilee Again In The Future

Lana Condor as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse

Most of you might know Lana Condor best for her performance as Lara Jean Covey in the Netflix original film To All The Boys I've Loved Before, but it's worth remembering that in 2016, she appeared as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse. Alas, Condor was unable to reprise Jubilee for this year's Dark Phoenix due to scheduling issues, but she's hopeful that she'll get to rejoin the X-Men franchise in the future. As Condor put it:

No, I didn't end up doing Dark Phoenix 'cause I was doing To All the Boys. I hope X-Men lives on so hopefully in the future I'll be able to go back to that family because it's where I feel very indebted and loyal to.

Considering how popular To All The Boys I've Loved Before since it was released on Netflix last August, prioritizing that over Dark Phoenix was probably a wise move, especially considering that Jubilee's role in X-Men: Apocalypse was minor. Nevertheless, as she told Collider, she hasn't turned her back on Jubilee entirely and welcomes the opportunity to reprise the character at some point. Apocalypse was her film acting debut, so while the movie itself was met with mixed critical reaction, it and the X-Men franchise as a whole holds a special place for her.

That said, the chances of Lana Condor getting to play Jubilee again don't look too good. While it's not officially confirmed yet, given that 20th Century Fox is soon being absorbed into Disney, which subsequently means the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties can finally be brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dark Phoenix is believed to be the final main X-Men film of the Fox era. The MCU is going to hit the reboot button hard on those characters, so unless by some chance Dark Phoenix gets a follow-up, the current continuity will soon be history.

Fortunately for Lana Condor, she has enough projects to keep her busy in the near future. It was recently confirmed that Netflix has ordered a To All The Boys I've Loved Before sequel, and Condor is also keeping her foot in the comic book media realm by starring in the upcoming Syfy TV show Deadly Class, which is based off an Image Comics ongoing series. But who knows, maybe she'll be able to star in another superhero blockbuster when she's older.

Although Jubilee appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse as a classmate of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler's at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, she didn't join those three and the rest of the main characters after the X-Mansion exploded. Whether or not her whereabouts will be addressed in Dark Phoenix remains to be seen, but regardless, those characters will have enough to deal with in the movie, as like in X-Men: The Last Stand, Jean Grey has lost control of her powers and threatens the entire world.

You can see a Jubilee-less Dark Phoenix in theaters on June 7, and for all the other movies opening this year, check out our 2019 release schedule.

Adam Holmes
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