Magik and Wolfsbane have already been cast in the New Mutants movie, with Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams set in the respective roles. It seems like the fan-favorite mutant Sunspot is up next, and reports say that the creative team has already chosen a candidate.
According to EW, a source close to the Josh Boone film says that Henry Zaga, recognized for his roles in 13 Reason Why and Teen Wolf, has been cast as Sunspot. That same source also disclosed that the studio would be officially announcing the decision very soon.
This will be a relief to fans of the comic, as the actor is Brazilian, just like the original Sunspot character.
This report also stated that an A-list actor could also be joining the film. There are unconfirmed rumors that Rosario Dawson is in talks to take a role.
New Mutants is gearing up for production this year, and is set to bow in theaters on April 13, 2018. Deadpool 2 will ollow that up on June 1.
David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the Deadpool 2, taking over for original Deadpool director Tim Miller. Fox is reportedly aiming for a June start of production in Vancouver.
Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. For the sequel, he'll be joined by Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable was co-created by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson. He has often been paired with Deadpool as his grim, serious demeanor serves as the perfect foil to Deadpool's crude and zany humor. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool, for 50 issues.
In the Marvel Comics Universe, Cable's real name is Nathan Christopher Summers and he is the son of Scott Summers, Cyclops of the X-Men. As an infant, Nathan was infected with a techno-organic virus for which no cure or treatment exists as of the present day. To save his son's life, Cyclops sent him into the future, where the boy learned to use his telekinetic mutant gifts to control the spread of the disease, though his left arm was consumed and now appears metallic. In the future, Cable battled the mutant tyrant Apocalypse and later traveled back in time to try to stop his desolate future timeline from ever coming into existence, forming the paramilitary mutant group known as X-Force along the way.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has also been cast in Deadpool 2. She will play Domino, a mutant with probability manipulation abilities that endows her with improbably good luck. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Domino was a member of Cable's mercenary crew, Six Pack, and one of his early love interests.