Superheroes currently reign supreme on the silver screen, but some of the most innovative work in the genre has taken place in the realm of television. In fact, one of the coolest recent developments to come out of the world of superheroes was the announcement that Bryan Singer would soon adapt Marvel's misunderstood mutants in an X-Men TV show for FOX. Slowly but surely the project has started to come together, and it now seems that it has officially tapped Jamie Chung to portray Clarice "Blink" Fong.
We've just learned that Jamie Chung has officially been cast to portray Blink in the upcoming X-Men project. The actress is arguably best known for her work portraying Mulan in the ABC series Once Upon A Time, which seems like a perfect fit when we consider the overall description of Blink in the upcoming small screen project. The teleporting mutant is described as a bit of a tomboy who finds herself forced to go on the run when her ability to create portals begins to manifest itself.
Chung joins Blair Redford, who recently made headlines as the first major mutant cast in the currently untitled X-Men pilot, but she appears to be the first major X-Men character in the project to be specially adapted from the comics.
This already seems like a stellar casting decision, as Jamie Chung has established a very respectable filmography for herself in recent years. In addition to her role as Mulan on Once Upon A Time, she has also starred as Valerie Vale on Gotham, as well as Amber in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, and she replaced Devon Aoki as Miho in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. She has a very apparent knack for portraying tough characters in genre films and shows, so all eyes are on her to make the most of Blink within the project.
That said, we would be remiss for not pointing out the fact that Jamie Chung has some big shoes to fill when it comes to portraying Blink. The character previously appeared in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past (portrayed by Fan Bingbing) and her teleportation combat sequences were easily some of the coolest action scenes committed to film in the last few years.
If the upcoming X-Men show can match the overall inventiveness of Days of Future Past's teleportation sequences, then that should bode very well for the quality and style of the entire affair. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Blink will continue to wow us.
CinemaBlend will keep you up to date with all of the latest and greatest updates about the potential upcoming X-Men series as more information becomes available to us. For now, check out our midseason premiere guide for more information related to all of the remaining spring TV debuts in 2017.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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