This Highly Suspicious Instagram Might Prove That Taylor Swift Really *Is* Joining the X-Men

A tag has never meant so much.

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Update, 5/2: From her work on Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark/Sophie Turner has become a master of covering up the truth. Sometimes, it's about Jon Snow (opens in new tab); sometimes, it's Taylor Swift being a shiny disco mutant.

Deepening the mystery surrounding X-Men: Apocalypse's Dazzler, whose power is converting sound waves into light and energy beams, Turner posted a mighty interesting #FBF in which Swift is tagged as the Dazzler's record. (Which is titled Sounds of Light and Fury—how on-brand.) 

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Turner had previously written off Swift's involvement in the film, but only 25 days until we find out officially. 

Update, 7/13: Taylor Swift: so close to getting sonic/optical powers, yet so far because she isn't actually joining the cast of X-Men, probably.

Sophie Turner set the record straight at Comic-Con, telling E! News (opens in new tab) that incendiary Twitter pic was merely the result of a chill, strictly non-actor-y hangout sesh. "We just went to her concert," Turner said. "And then I guess she wanted to meet us and we really wanted to meet her so we just hung out with her for a bit. Played a couple of drinking games. It was awesome."

!!! Now *that's* the real story. Beer pong? Flip cup? Kings? Ibble Dibble?? We are on this.

Update, 7/9: Just when you thought the Progression of Taylor Swift's Squad—from secret society (opens in new tab) to paramilitary organization (opens in new tab)—couldn't go any further, she goes and recruits a band of mutants, just like Beyoncé kind of.

E! News reports (opens in new tab) the internet is freaking out about this picture X-Men: Apocalypse producer Simon Kinberg posted on Twitter yesterday because the only possible reason she could be standing next to him, Jean Grey (opens in new tab), and bald James McAvoy is that she is playing Dazzler.

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I mean, she *has* got the whole sparkly outfit and stunning people with sound stuff down...

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But maybe she's just a fan?

Original post, 6/22: Most of us are under the impression that Beyoncé already has the superpower of unshakable ***flawlessness (opens in new tab)—except for that one time (opens in new tab)—but teleportation, plasma bombs, and/or cheetah-like agility couldn't hurt, right?

According to the Daily Star (opens in new tab), the Golden Globe nominee who once also played an international pop star in Pink Panther is reportedly in talks for the Avengers sequels Infinity War Parts 1 and 2, which are set for release in 2018 and 2019. "We would love to have Beyoncé on board, almost certainly as a newcomer to the screen from Marvel's existing catalogue of comic book characters," a senior Disney executive said. Possible parts we're imagining:

Blink (teleportation)...

Tigra (superhuman strength, speed, agility)...

Boom-Boom (telekinetic lethal plasma bombs)...

Or Hawkeye (martial arts expert).

Um, how about we just throw in replication and have her be them all? *nudge nudge*

Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.