Why I’m glad Jubilee wasn’t in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jubilee concept art for X-Men: Days of Future Past, as designed by Louise Mingenbach and illustrated by Phillip Bouette Jr.
Jubilee concept art for X-Men: Days of Future Past, as designed by Louise Mingenbach and illustrated by Phillip Bouette Jr.

Earlier last week, Phillip Bouette Jr. — costume concept illustrator for several major blockbuster films including X-Men: Days of Future Past — set the fandom into a tizzy when he released early concept art for the latest X-Men film, which included unused concept designs for Jubilee. That’s right, Jubilee.

adore Jubilee. Jubilee is my girl. Obviously.

So you’d think I’d be delighted at the notion of Jubilee showing up (wearing Jaime Chung’s face, perhaps?) in the latest X-men movie, right? You’d think I’d be furious that she got cut from the slate of future mutants, right? Wrong.

I gotta say, folks — this concept art left me decidedly underwhelmed. My whole reaction to the concept art was a blase “meh”. I’m actually really glad that my girl Jubes never showed up in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and here’s why.

This post contains spoilers of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read on with care.

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