Yes! She has finally arrived! For years, fans have wondered if we'd ever get to see the Disco dancing mutant know as Dazzler in an X-Men movie. While she only seems to be getting a quick cameo in the form of an Easter egg, the iconic 70s Marvel superhero is alive and well in 1983, and from the looks of the latest X-Men: Apocalypse sneak peek, the singing superhero has dropped a new album that's caught the attention of Cyclops and Jean Grey.
This latest image comes courtesy of star Sophie Turner, who debuted Dazzler on her personal Twitter page. We're not sure who the model is playing Dazzler. Here's what the future Dark Phoenix had to say about this LP from the white jumpsuit wearing mutant.
"#FBF that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favorite singer's album (pre 1989, of course)"
Dazzler, whose real name is Alison Blaire, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #130 way back in February 1980. She was created by Marvel to cash in on the fashion and music craze known as disco, and she was actually a cross-promotional, multi-media creation shared between Casablanca Records and Marvel Comics. Dazzler is a mutant with the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams. And she was created by committee, lead by writer/editor Tom DeFalco and illustrator John Romita, Jr. Though she was originally a Disco singer, that genre of music quickly fell out of favor with American consumers, so Alison Blaire shifted to rock and adult contemporary songs.
Dazzler has appeared in a number of the X-Men animated series over the years, but she has never appeared in a live-action movie. When X-Men: Days of Future Past went into production, it was announced that Lady Gaga was going to play the character, but that turned out to be an April Fools' day prank. Way back in 1980, when she first appeared in the comics, screenwriter Gary Goddard was hired to write a Dazzler movie that would have starred Bo Derek. That project fell apart due to a waning interest in the disco culture. Instead, the pair moved onto the R-rated Tarzan, the Ape Man.
Along with this Dazzler Easter egg, 20th Century Fox has also released two international TV spots. These latest teasers offer a few new seconds of previously unreleased footage. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants known as The Four Horsemen, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.
As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Reprising their roles from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past are Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Evan Peters (Quicksilver). New cast members include Oscar Isaac as the villainous Apocalypse, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler. Take a look as Dazzler makes her X-Men movie debut. And then check out the latest action packed TV spots. This is going to be an 80s lover's dream come true.