In an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) will be taking on the role of Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball.
Originally this was a role that was potentially going to Nat Woolf. Cannonball is a mutant who has the ability to fly at intense speeds while protected inside a forcefield. You can read more about the character here.
The addition of Charlie Heaton to the cast definitely syncs up with the potential vibe that Josh Boone is aiming for with this newest film addition to the X-Men Cinematic Universe. Looking at just who has signed on so far, the cast is shaping to be a veteran cast of actors familiar with the dark and supernatural. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who) will be starring as Magick and Wolfsbane respectfully. Rosario Dawson will be playing a mentor figure to the
The tentative premise for the film was discussed in a recent Entertainment Weekly article is below:
“Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves.”
New Mutants has a release date of April 13, 2018. What do you think of Heaton’s casting? What do you think of New Mutants taking on a horror slant? Let us know in the comments below.