The cast of The New Mutants continues to expand as 13 Reasons Why star Henry Zaga has been tapped to play Roberto da Costa a.k.a. Sunspot in the new X-Men spin-off film. Sunspot was previously played by The Following alum Adan Canto in X-Men: Days of Future Past as one of the mutants in the future.
Zaga’s casting comes one day after the report that Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is in talks with the studios to join the new spin-off as Sam Guthrie a.k.a. Cannonball. With the addition of Sunspot, Zaga joins fellow New Mutants cast members Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch and Split) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) who will be playing Magik and Wolfsbane respectively
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, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane and Henry Zaga as Sunspot, arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018.
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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!