Jamie Chung to play Blink in Fox's X-Men series
Fan Bingbing played the teleporting mutant in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Jamie Chung is making the jump from DC back to Marvel. The Gotham actress is set to star in Fox’s still untitled X-Men series from Bryan Singer and Matt Nix.
Chung, who also had a voice role in the Marvel Comics-based Big Hero 6, now takes over the role of the teleporting mutant Blink, a.k.a. Clarice Fong. Marvel described the character as “a sarcastic and lively tomboy,” whose “naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.”
Fan Bingbing portrayed Blink on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which Singer directed. Despite the change in casting, Nix previously told reporters the new series “is invented with a nod to the existing mythology.” Fans may recall that Katrina Florece (X-Men), Kea Wong (X2), and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) all played Jubilee on screen.
Helmed by Singer and written by Nix, the untitled project will introduce ordinary parents who discover their two children are developing abilities. While on the run from a hostile government, they join up with an underground network of mutants. Chung will appear alongside Blair Redford as Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”
Singer will also executive produce the series, which received a put pilot commitment, with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg of the X-Men films. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and Daredevil‘s Jim Chory will also executive produce.