“Stranger Things” star Charlie Heaton is in negotiations to play Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball, in the “X-Men” spinoff “The New Mutants” at 20th Century Fox. In the comics, the character is invulnerable when he’s in the air.
At the same time, The Tracking Board has confirmed an earlier rumor that Henry Zaga (“Teen Wolf”) will play Brazilian hero Roberto da Costa, aka the super hot mutant Sunspot. “Designated Survivor” regular Adan Canto played the role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Josh Boone (“The Fault in Our Stars”) directs from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee about teenage superheroes-mutants. Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams are already signed on as Magik and Wolfsbane respectively with Rosario Dawson in talks to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
The key role of Mirage has yet to be cast with Blu Hunt and True O’Brien having previously been rumoured for the role.
Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing the film which is in pre-production and has been set for an April 13th 2018 release.