We got a mini cameo of sorts of Dazzler via a Vinyl record cover in the X-Men Cinematic Universe in last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, but it now looks like we may be getting a little more of that razzle dazzle in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
In an exclusive by Entertainment Weekly, we received confirmation that Dazzler will be making an appearance in the upcoming film and, hopefully, will not have her scene appearances deleted this time around. EW learned that Dazzler will be making a small appearance and that casting notices went up for a character that sounds similar to her characterization in recent weeks. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, shall we?
For those of you unfamiliar, Dazzler (Alison Blaire) is al mutant who has the ability to convert sound vibrations into blinding levels of light and energy beams. She was originally developed as part of a crossover between Casablanca Records and Marvel until it was dropped in 1980. Since then she has evolved into her own character, exploring different music genres while also engaging in adventures with the X-Men later in her character evolution. You can read more about her here if you need more than a basic summary of who she is.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is being directed by Simon Kinberg and is aiming to start shooting this summer.
Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey and, inevitably, Dark Phoenix. The film also stars Tye Sheridan, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Alexander Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee. We might be getting Jessica Chastain as the villain, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is aiming for a November 2, 2018 release. We will keep you updated if anything changes.