Report: Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton In Talks To Play Cannonball In New Mutants


In a keyword-rich gift to entertainment news sites, Fox is reportedly in talks with Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton to take on the role of Sam Guthrie, Cannonball, in their upcoming X-Men spinoff, New Mutants. Cannonball's superpower of being invulnerable while he's "blasting" — that is, flying around with a rocket tail — was widely agreed upon to be "cool as ****" back in the 1990s. If a deal is made, Heaton will join Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane and Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik in the film. Other rumored but unconfirmed castings for the movie include Rosario Dawson as Doctor Cecilia Reyes in a Professor X type mentor role and 13 Reasons Why's Henry Zaga as Sunspot. James McAvoy and Nat Wolff will reportedly *not* be in the movie, debunking earlier rumors.

Director Josh Boone recently described New Mutants as "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 a release date of April 13, 2018.




About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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