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X-MEN: THE NEW MUTANTS (2018): Charlie Heaton Joins Superhero Spin-Off

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Charlie Heaton Cast As Cannonball In X-Men: The New Mutants

Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton will play a role in 20th Century Fox‘s upcoming Marvel Comics spin-off film X-Men: The New Mutants.

A relative newcomer to the world of film and TV, Heaton predominantly appeared in British productions on the small screen before being cast in the aforementioned Netflix series. Programs he has appeared in include Vera, Casualty, and DCI Banks, while his film credits include Rise of the Footsoldier Part II, Urban & the Shed Crew, As You Are, and Shut-In. As a member of the Stranger Things cast, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild ensemble acting award.

Described as being able to fly while shielded by a protective bubble of energy, the role of Cannonball was originally offered to Nat Wolff before Heaton took the part. Superherohype, the source of this story, shares the following information about the planned film:

Set to go before cameras in July, director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) has stated that The New Mutants will be “a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” with no costumes or supervillains. The plot is rumored to involve five teenage mutants held in a secret facility trying to get a handle on their dangerous powers. The film is shooting for a PG-13 rating, with a script by Boone and his childhood friend, producer Knate Lee (Bad Grandpa).

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