Newswire: X-Men: Apocalypse’s Lana Condor joins Alita: Battle Angel

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Though most of her scenes as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse were cut, Lana Condor now has another big-screen adaptation that will hopefully make up for that injustice. According to Variety, she has just joined the cast of director Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, joining Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earle Haley, Rosa Salazar, and Deadpool’s Ed Skrein—who is also a veteran of the X-Men universe. Based on Yukito Kishiro’s similarly named manga series (Battle Angel Alita), the film is set in a dystopian future and follows the adventures of an amnesiac cyborg as she becomes a badass bounty hunter.

Condor will reportedly be playing a character named Koyomi who is described as “an orphaned teen with connections to several characters.” That may not sound as cool as being a cyborg bounty hunter, but somebody has to play the orphan with connections to several characters. Either way, Condor is ...