If you have been waiting for a close-up look at Polaris' live-action powers, then the folks behind The Gifted have got just the thing for you. A new promo for the much-anticipated X-Men series has just dropped, and the clip highlights the mutant's glowing magnetic gifts.
As you can see in the video above, Polaris will be brought to life by Emma Dumount. The actress, who is best-known for her work on Bunheads, can be seen sporting a gothic look with her dark clothes and raven hair.
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"When they look at me, they see a troubled young woman. I'll show them trouble," Polaris tells viewers in a voice-over. And, judging by the character's small smirk, it looks like Polaris has just the thing in mind to get back at those who would judge her off the bat. The mutant is definitely not one bystanders will want to mess with.
If you are not familiar with Polaris, then you can catch up on her interesting X-Men history. The character debuted back in October 1968 in X-Men #49. Arnold Drake, Don Heck, Werner Roth, and Jim Steranko were the men behind the character’s creation. In the Marvel Universe, Polaris is the biological daughter of Magneto. The mutant is able to control magnetism much like her father, but Polaris' heritages wasn’t confirmed until 2003 with Uncanny X-Men #431.
In the comics, Polaris looks a bit different than how she comes off on The Gifted. The character is born with green hair in the comics, but she keeps her hair dyed to dark to keep any unwanted attention coming her way. Her odd-colored hair was the only indicator of her mutant gene until a science experiment prompted Polaris to exhibit his genetic powers. Lorna Dane then learned she could control magnetism, and the girl adopted her official superhero moniker. Over the years, Polaris has acted as a hero on behalf of the X-Men, and she is known as Alex Summer's de facto love interest.
You can find the synopsis for The Gifted below.
The Gifted tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers.
Reed (Stephen Moyer, Shots Fired, True Blood) and Caitlin (Amy Acker, Person of Interest, Angel) Strucker are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind, Gotham) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, Night at the Museum 3), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner (Coby Bell, Burn Notice). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants.
Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network – Eclipse / Marcos Diaz (Sean Teale, Reign), Blink / Clarice Fong (Jamie Chung, Gotham), Polaris / Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont, Aquarius) and Thunderbird / John Proudstar (Blair Redford, Satisfaction) – are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants.
The Gifted premieres October 2 at P.M. on FOX.