With the recent announcement that director Bryan Singer will be directing Matt Nix's upcoming X-Men TV series' pilot episode. The profile on this upcoming series has risen significantly over the past few weeks and now we've gotten one of the biggest casting news for the series yet. Former reality show star and long time Hollywood actress who's never quite broken out as a major star, actress Jamie Chung has joined the cast as the fan-favorite teleporting mutant, Blink.
The character was last scene in Singer's own 2014 X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Futures Past, but was portrayed by Asian star, Fan Bingbing in the "future" segments of the film. Chung would will now most likely be playing a young version of Blink this time around.
As Variety reports, Chung is set to bring Clarice Fong (Clarice Ferguson in the comics), a.k.a. Blink, to the small screen in the untitled live-action X-Men TV pilot in a take on the character described as “sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy [with a] naturally strong exuberance [that] 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,” she is slowly becoming herself again.” The 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel Television series “will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.”
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