After being criminally underused as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse (her best moment relegated to a Blu-ray extra) actress Lana Condor has landed a role in another sci-fi movie.
Variety reports that Condor has joined the cast of the Robert Rodriguez-directed Alita: Battle Angel, playing Koyomi K who, in the original manga, was an orphaned girl who has grown up in the scrapyard where the cyborg Alita is discovered.
The cast also currently includes Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Spectre) as Doctor Dyson, the man who discovers the amnesiac Alita; Jackie Earl Haley (Watchmen, Preacher) in an undisclosed role; Ed Skrein (Deadpool) as the villainous cyborg Zapan; and Keean Johnson (Nashville) as Hugo, who coaches Alita in Motorball and falls in love with her.
Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel is based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. It tells the story of Alita, a female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by Dyson. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her battle training, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. But she has time for love and Motorball too.