Jubilee is an X-Men character probably best known for being Wolverine’s mall rat sidekick in X-Men: the Animated Series. She’s gone through a lot of changes in the comics, and she’ll go through some more when she appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, portrayed by Lana Condor.
Specifically, Jubilation’s powers will be tweaked a bit. It’s nothing as drastic as what happens to her in the comics (losing her mutant powers on M-Day, and then being turned into a vampire), but Condor tells JoBlo, “Her power in the comic books is fireworks. In this film, I can safely say that her power is more fire-plasmoid, electricity type."
In another change from the comics, Condor says Jubilee will actually be a longtime student at the Xavier Institute, rather than the newcomer she’s usually shown as in other media.
"She is a student at the X-Mansion and she’s been here for about 10 years," says Condor. "So she’s not new, unlike some of the other characters who have just arrived. She’s mostly with Scott, Jean, and [Nightcrawler]. They’re like her good core friend group. And, I think in this film she serves as a timepiece, ‘cause you’ll never really forget that you’re, like, in the ‘80’s. Because if you’ve seen my costume, like I’m straight out of the ‘80’s, like, they literally took me out. And, she also serves as kind of comedic relief at times where things are-might be a little more tense and real S-H-I-T is going down."
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