The new X-Men pilot from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer gets another player on board. Variety has reported that Jaime Chung has just been cast in the new X-Men pilot from Fox and Marvel. Chung is only the second series regular to be signed on to the still unnamed pilot, the first Switched at Birth’s Blair Redford as Sam who is the strong-headed leader of the underground network.
Blink and you won’t miss it
The group behind the scenes of said pilot is filled with A-Listers and familiar faces. The group of executive producers consists of Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, and of course Bryan Singer. Nix was the one that penned the pilot while Singer will be in the director’s chair. So far all we know about the project is this. The show will focus on two ordinary parents who realize their kids have the mutant gene and as such have developed powers; this makes them go on the run as the government does not look kindly towards mutants. The family will join up with the aforementioned underground network mutants in the fight for survival.
Jamie Chung was cast as Blink, a mutant with the ability to create dimension-warping portals, which can be used to teleport people and or objects. Fan Bingbing had previously portrayed the character of Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Blink, real name Clarice Fong, is described as “sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy. Her naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. She’s trying to become herself again as she adjusts to new places and new people.”
Chung is known for her work on NBC’s short-lived Believe (canceled after one season), as the person responsible for bringing Mulan to life in Once Upon a Time and most recently as Valerie Vale in Fox’s Gotham. We look forward to seeing what she brings to the role of Clarice Fong.