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It looks like the  final New Mutant has been found.

In an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter, newcomer Blu Hunt (The Originals) has been cast as the Native American mutant, Danielle Moonstar.

The last role to be filled was Moonstar due to the importance of the character to the script, but also due to the specific casting decision to make ethnic authenticity a priority to both the studio and producers. This is something I applaud because Native Americans and First Nation people are so seldom selected outside of stereotypical roles. Or they get replaced by someone of non-native heritage (ie Johnny Depp as Tonto).

Danielle Moonstar has the power to create illusions drawn from the fears and desires of a person’s mind. You can read more about Moonstar here. Moonstar’s powers will possibly play a significant part in the new movie given the horror feel they are aiming for. According to sources, the movie’s plot may lean on the Demon Bear storyline. You can read more about the Demon Bear here.

With the addition of Hunt, the New Mutants cast is complete. Anya Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. Maisie Williams will portray Wolfsbane, a religious, Scottish mutant who has the power to turn into a wolf. Charlie Heaton will play Cannonball, a boy who can propel himself into the air and creates an impentrable shield while doing so. Henry Zaga will play Sunspot, a Brazilian ladies man.

What do you think of this casting news? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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