Stars of The New Mutants reveal their wished-for crossovers with characters from the Avengers and X-Men franchises in the event of a merger between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Verse. Taking place outside the so-far mutant-free MCU but tethered to the X-Verse launched with 2000's original X-Men, the Josh Boone-directed New Mutants introduces a new class of Homo superior — teen mutants Illyana Rasputin (Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), Sunspot (Henry Zaga), Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt) and Cannonball (Charlie Heaton) — whose emerging super-human powers develop inside the walls of a secret facility supervised by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga).
"I'd say, in the X-Men world, [Michael] Fassbender's Magneto because I just think he's amazing," Heaton told ComicBook.com about the X-Men: First Class star during Comic-Con@Home. "I want to feel what that intensity feels like in real life [laughs]. He's incredible. First Class, I was just like, 'Wow.'"
Braga picked the Asgardian Avenger, because Thor star Chris Hemsworth is "really funny." For Zaga's solar-powered Sunspot, a worthy friend or foe is another teenager wielding amazing abilities: Tom Holland's Spider-Man.
"Thor is a good one. I was gonna say Spidey, because I was always a fan and I think he's doing a great job," Zaga said. "And the movies are really fun, too."
The New Mutants is "a lot like those films," Boone said of the bigger-budgeted Avengers and X-Men franchises, because "they really did cast to the nines and got really great actors to be in those movies, which is why I think those movies work so well."
Planned as a trilogy when New Mutants was set up at Fox, Boone earlier told /Film he "never had a conversation" with Disney about linking his long-delayed X-Men spinoff to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I just can't imagine that they'd ever had a conversation about that unless the movie did the business and had the demand for them to have that conversation. At the same time, too, if I was them, I'd want a clean break," Boone said. "I imagine they'll do their own thing, but certainly, the cast and I would love to go make another movie."
He added, "If there's the demand for it, I think that it's something that we'll end up having a conversation about. But to me, now, I'd just be thankful to get this one out so everybody can see it."
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