James McAvoy Picks Which of His Fellow X-Men Has the Lamest Superpower


Having a superpower would be pretty awesome for any of us to have, but that doesn’t mean that all superpowers are created equal. For every “faster than a speeding bullet” there’s someone like Chlorophyll Kid, who can make plants grow. James McAvoy is currently playing one of the superheroes with the best powers — the telepath Professor X in the X-Men movies — and was asked what he thought the worst superpower would be, and he quickly threw one of his co-stars under the bus.

X-Men fans might be eagerly anticipating the on-screen arrival of Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, but McAvoy doesn’t count himself among the excited. The actor, currently promoting Victor Frankenstein, was asked to pick which of the X-Men has the lamest superpower and, after a quick dig at the Avengers and Hawkeye, he decided to pick his upcoming co-star Jubilation Lee.

“Fireworks out of your fingers kind of suck,” he explained, and we have to admit, he’s got a point. McAvoy backtracked slightly saying that their version of Jubilee will actually be a “mistress of electricity” so you can expect her to do more than just put on a colorful light show. McAvoy was so unimpressed, when asked who was playing Jubilee in the film, McAvoy completely flaked and couldn’t even remember the actress’ name (it’s Lana Condor).

Despite her questionable powers, Jubilee has become a fan favorite over the years, appearing in the X-Men cartoon and making appearances in all three of the original X-Men movies (though if you blink, you may miss her). The upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse should be the first time we get to see Jubilee use those powers, or some iteration thereof.

You should get your first official look at Jubilee doing her thing in the first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, which will be in theaters with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27, 2016

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