The cast of the new X-Men spin-off film, New Mutants, has expanded once again. The Originals actress Blu Hunt has joined the upcoming X-Men film as Native-American character Danielle Moonstar who has “the power to create illusions drawn from the fears and desires of a person’s mind”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moonstar is the most important character in the screenplay.
The film is reportedly drawing inspiration from the Demon Bear story arc from the 1980s, making Moonstar a key character in the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moonstar was supposedly the character whose casting was the most challenging one for the studio as well as the producers behind the project.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is currently in talks to potentially join New Mutants as Sam Guthrie a.k.a. Cannonball. 13 Reasons Why star Henry Zaga recently got added to the film as Roberto da Costa a.k.a. Sunspot.
Rosario Dawson, who plays Claire Temple in Marvel’s Netflix shows, is also in talks to potentially join the X-Men film as the mutant Cecilia Reyes, a doctor who has the power to generate a protective bio-field around herself. The film is said to start production in Boston sometime in July.
Josh Boone’s New Mutants, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputina a.k.a Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair a.k.a. Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa a.k.a. Sunspot and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
10 ‘X-Men’ Spin-Offs That Would Make Great TV Shows
The X-Men universe is largely responsible for bringing about the current age of superhero movies. Starting with X-Men in 2000, there has been an explosion in superhero cinema. The X-Men movies have succeeded at the box office for quite some time and are now getting ready to break out onto the small screen.
Next month, FX will be premiering Legion based on the Marvel comics character. The show will focus on David Haller, a mutant with schizophrenia, who happens to have incredible powers for each personality he has. The buzz for the show is great and there’s great potential to seeing more mutant stories on the small screen. In fact, another mutant-based X-Men spin-off show from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix just received a pilot order from Fox, with longtime franchise steward Bryan Singer at the helm.
With two TV shows based in the X-Men universe (or alternate universes) coming in the future, we wanted to think about what other X-Men characters should get their own spin-off TV shows. Here is a list of 10 X-Men spin-offs that should get their own television shows. Click Next to start!