Fox's Untitled 'X-Men' Show Casts Jamie Chung as Blink
The next confirmed character on FOX's still-untitled X-Men TV show to receive a Hollywood face is Clarice Fong, better known under her alias as Blink. Marvel announced today that she'll be played by Real World alum and self-proclaimed food enthusiast Jamie Chung.
The teleporting superhero will be a main cast member on the show, a co-production between 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television. Described as a "sarcastic and lively tomboy," Marvel's press release describes Blink in some more detail:
"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."
You might remember Chung from her humble beginnings on MTV's Real World or her stint on Once Upon a Time as Mulan. She more recently appeared on Gotham as Valerie Vale and voiced GoGo Tomago in Big Hero 6, so she's no stranger to the rough and tumble world of superhero crime fighting. Chung is the second series regular announced, following Blair Redford who will play Sam, a leader of the underground mutant network.
While created in 1994, Blink became a fan-favorite in Marvel's Exiles, a comic series that followed heroes as they traveled from different realities hoping to repair each dimension. This isn't Blink's first appearance in the X-Men film universe after her appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where she was played by Fan Bingbing.
The untitled show will follow parents who, upon discovering their children have mutant powers, are forced to go on the run from the government, leading them to an underground network of mutants. Beyond Blink, more casting announcements and character reveals should soon follow.
The exciting potential of the show is in its cameos. The show takes place in the same universe as the X-Men movies and is co-produced by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg (the main producers of the X-Men films) while Matt Nix will be the showrunner, which means we can hold out hope that we might be graced with the presences of our favorite X-Men: Apocalypse characters once again.