Sophie Turner Reignites Rumors Taylor Swift Plays Dazzler in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Although you’d never know it from the film’s trailers, X-Men: Apocalypse is set in the 80s and, in certain set photos we’ve seen, there is a very 80s aesthetic to the movie. One X-Men character who seemingly would fit perfect into this world is Dazzler, a mutant with the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams, who was also a pop star. She’d be perfect for an X-Men movie set in the 80s. So why isn’t she in X-Men: Apocalypse? It turns out maybe she is after all.
X-Men: Apocalypse star Sophie Turner tweeted a photo of a never-before-seen shot from the movie, which includes Cyclops holding up a very interesting album cover.
This would confirm that Dazzler does exist in this X-Men universe, but is she just relegated to being an Easter egg for fans to spot? Maybe not. Turner also fueled a months old rumor by tagging Taylor Swift as Dazzler in the tweet.
Back in September of last year, there were rumors that Swift was filming a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse as Dazzler (which would be kinda perfect), mostly spurred on by this cryptic tweet by producer Simon Kinberg.
That’s Swift hanging out with Kinberg, Turner and fellow Apocalypse star James McAvoy. Kinberg would later debunk the rumor, telling MTV:
We went to [a Taylor Swift] show, me and those people, and then she invited us to come back and meet her afterwards. It was just a photo backstage at the concert, and that was the only time we ever saw her. That’s where that particular rumor came from.
It’s to note that when Entertainment Weekly asked Kinberg if Dazzler would make an appearance in the movie, he responded that it “could happen.” No smoking gun here, but certainly some additional circumstantial evidence. Or Sophie Turner is completely aware of these rumors and just likes f–-ing with us.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27.