Earlier, it was confirmed that the role of Wolfsbane and Magik will be played by Game Of Thrones Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor Joy respectively. After that we got news that 13 Reasons Why Henry Zaga will be playing the role of Sunspot. There was also rumours of Marvel’s Daredevil Rosario Dawson playing a role in the movie as well. Those rumours are true apparently as she will be playing the role of “a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself” and also a mentor to the group.
Recently added to the cast of New Mutants is Stranger Things Charlie Heaton. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Heaton will be playing the role of Cannonball, a mutant who has the ability to fly at great speed inside a protective force field. Other mutants set to appear in the movie are Psyche and Warlock. James McAvoy’s Xavier was also rumoured to make an appearance but that won’t be happening.
New Mutants is going to be very different from the previous X-men movies we know as it departs the sci-fi aspect and goes into the horror aspect. According to Director Josh Boone, “We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe, There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.” New Mutants has also been described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes”-style horror movie”.
New Mutants is set to be released April 13, 2018. Keep checking back for more updates.