Lana Condor, who played the character Jubilee in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, has explained why she will not be reprising her role in the upcoming Dark Phoenix.
As it turns out, the shooting schedule that came with Condor's star-making leading role in the 2018 Netflix film To All the Boys I've Loved Before would not allow her to return to classes at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in time for 20th Century Fox's latest take on the legendary "Dark Phoenix Saga."
"No, I didn't end up doing Dark Phoenix 'cause I was doing To All the Boys," Condor told Collider in an interview to promote her upcoming Syfy series Deadly Class, which is based on a comic book by Rick Remender and Wes Craig.
That being said, Condor made it clear that she would be more than willing to play the fan-favorite mutant again down the line.
"I hope X-Men lives on so hopefully in the future I'll be able to go back to that family because it's where I feel very indebted and loyal to," she added.
Despite the fact that Jubilee didn't exactly have a large amount of screentime in Apocalypse, Condor remains hopeful that the character will eventually get her time to shine.
"It's funny because I, of course, love X-Men forever. X-Men was such an incredible experience because I had never worked before, I was so excited to be there," she said. "I love Jubilee and I hope that in the future she'll get her due."
This isn't the first time Condor as expressed her desire to return to the big screen as Jubilee, with previous examples being similar comments she made in an interview with CBR in September 2016, as well as an Instagram post from 2017.
Deadly Class stars Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría , Luke Tennie , Liam James , and Michel Duval. The pilot is available to be streamed online now, and the broadcast premiere is on January 16 on Syfy at 1o pm ET/PT.
Written and directed by X-franchise veteran Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. The film is scheduled to be released on June 7, 2019.