While Marvel has certainly had its A-list characters — such as Wolverine, the now fully-established Iron Man (who was a B-lister in the comics), The Hulk, Spider-Man, etc. — hit the big screen, there are many fan favorites that comic book readers and superhero film obsessives would like to see. Cloak and Dagger for instance is coming to FreeForm and there’s been whispers about a show for Moon Knight. Another character of that same, smaller-scale and more human level is Dazzler.
A mutant with a musical element, in the comics Dazzler had the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams. The character was originally developed as a cross-promotional, multi-media creation with a disco edge between Casablanca Records and Marvel Comics but the idea was dropped in 1980. Later on in the comics she moved into various different styles of music, depending on the era. Dazzler was first associated with the X-Men and Bryan Singer has teased the relationship in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Set in the 1980s, a recent image of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) depicts the two mutants in a record shop holding a Dazzler record (with an album called Sounds Of Light And Fury). It may seems small and insignificant but for hardcore Marvel fans, it’s a pretty good tease for a beloved female character.
There’s a lot speculation out there that Taylor Swift could play Dazzler, because of a Sophie Turner tweet (see below) and while she’s a good fit, a random mention of 1989, plus a backstage appearance at one of her shows by the X-Men actors hardly indicates casting decision.
Meanwhile a new “X-Men: Apocalypse” featurette has hit and it centers on En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (Oscar Issac) and the history of the mutants on earth. “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens May 27th. Watch it up above.
— Simon Kinberg (@Kinberg) July 8, 2015
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) April 29, 2016