New Mutants lineup revealed by director
Director Josh Boone is more handy with social media than most of his Hollywood counterparts, and the filmmaker has taken to Instagram to drop a big reveal for his upcoming New Mutants movie for 20th Century Fox, the New Mutants lineup.
Boone posted a number of images of the different team members, including: Magik, sister of Colossus and a powerful sorceress capable of teleporting; Wolfsbane, who can change into a Lycanthrope at will; Dani Moonstar aka Cheyenne/Mirage, who can visualize other’s thoughts, especially their fears; Cannonball, who can thrust himself and fly with an energy propulsion; Sunspot, who can absorb and channel solar radiation to both fly and create energy blasts; and Warlock,a techno-organic being capable of changing size and shapes.
Though it remains to be seen if he will appear in the film, Boone also made note of the tiny dragon Lockheed’s tail in one of the images, Lockheed being the alien-dragon companion of Kitty Pryde in the source material.
It remains to be seen who will fill all of these roles in the film, though a previous report pointed toward Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as potentially filling the roles of Wolfsbane and Magik. That report also noted that Alexandra Shipp‘s Storm (who makes her debut in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse) and James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier would play major roles in the film as well.
Directed by The Fault in Our Stars‘ Josh Boone, New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982. Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants follows on a group of teenage mutants as heroes in training in the Marvel Universe.