Fox casts 13 Reasons Why actor as New Mutants’ Sunspot

Josh Boone’s New Mutants cast is coming closer to completion. Following reports that Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is in talks to take on the role of the high-flying Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, the role of Sam’s longtime best friend has been filled.

Confirming earlier reports that were floating around the internet, 13 Reasons Why star Henry Zaga confirmed through Instagram that he has secured the role of solar powered Brazilian mutant Roberto da Costa a.k.a Sunspot.

Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play Illyana Rasputin/Magik who is the little sister of Colossus and has sorcery powers along with stepping discs that allow teleportation, while Maisie Williams will play the religious wolf shifting character Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane. The rest of the teen main characters are supposed to include Danielle Moonstar/Mirage and the alien techno organic being known as Warlock.

Recently there were reports that Rosario Dawson is in talks to play Doctor Cecilia Reyes, a character that creates protective bio force fields around herself. The role is said to be a mentor style one alongside the younger main cast.

The Josh Boone directed film has been said to be one that will follow the trend of Deadpool and Logan in the sense that it will shy away from the slightly more formulaic trappings of the main X-Men films. Instead Boone described the movie as a horror film, with no costumes or supervillains to be found within in which makes sense with the reports that the nightmare creature known as the Demon Bear will be the threat the teens face.

New Mutants is set for an April 13, 2018 release.

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