In 2017, I first reported that Halston Sage was in the running for the role of Dazzler in Dark Phoenix.
— Christopher Marc (@_ChristopherM) August 1, 2017
Later on, I updated with a set photo that revealed Sage’s photo was in the hair/makeup department on OmegaUnderground confirming she landed the role over Waterhouse.
It’s now official that Halston is in the role via TheWrap detailing her brief role in the film.
Played by Halston Sage, she appears very briefly, during a celebration in the woods near Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Dazzler is dressed as in her print debut: jumpsuit, blue facepaint around her eyes, surrounded by light.
She also briefly appears in the music video for Emeli Sande’s song Extraordinary Being.
Dark Phoenix is currently out in theaters and is the final main X-Men film made by 20th Century Fox before the franchise is rebooted with Marvel Studios taking over the film rights.
Dazzler is getting a mature animated series on Hulu thanks to Marvel that pairs her with Tigra, so we’ll get to see more of the character in the future even if this Sage cameo is a one-shot.