Actress Jamie Chung, who many fans will recognize from her role as Valerie Vale on Gotham, is now set to join FOX’s upcoming X-men television series. According to Deadline, the actress will play the role of teleporting mutant Clarice Fong aka Blink. The report also includes the following description, highlighting where we find Blink’s role in the series:”Clarice’s 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.”
Writer Scott Lobdell and artist Joe Madureira created Blink back in the early 90’s. The character made her live action debut 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, where she was played by Fan Bingbing. With the new television series said to share the same universe as the films, it will be interesting to see where in the timeline the show takes place.
The pilot for the series is said to 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.
X-men 2 and X-men: Days of Futures Past director Bryan Singer is set to helm the pilot for the series, from a script written by the shows creator and showrunner, Matt Nix.