A Stranger Things actor might be joining FOX’s X-Men Cinematic Universe as Charlie Heaton is currently in talks to possibly join the New Mutants film. Should he sign on, Heaton would be playing the Marvel character Sam Guthrie a.k.a. Cannonball.
The film currently stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch and Split) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Magik and Wolfsbane respectively. Cannonball is described as a “a teen who propels himself into the air and is invulnerable while doing so.” The film is set to start production in Boston sometime in July.
New Mutants is just one of several X-Men films that will be coming out in 2018. The year will open with the new spin-off, directed by Josh Boone, followed by Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson and Josh Brolin as Cable, which will be out on June 1, 2018. Then we have X-Men: Dark Phoenix which will arrive at the end of 2018 on November 2.
Josh Boone’s The New Mutants, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik and Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter