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The New Mutants' Blu Hunt Would Want This Dani Change In The Sequel

After overcoming countless setbacks, delays, and studio buyouts, The New Mutants finally made its debut on August 28, 2020. Serving as the final installment in Fox's storied X-Men franchise, the film brought a handful of Marvel Comics' gifted youth to the forefront for their big-screen arrivals. The likes of Illyana Rasputin, better known as Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Roberto Da Costa, aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), made bold first impressions — with Blu Hunt leading the pack as Danielle "Dani" Moonstar, best recognized as Mirage on the page.

Throughout the The New Mutants, Dani goes on a journey of discovering, harnessing, and ultimately using her illusion-based powers to defeat Dr. Reyes (Alice Braga) and her Essex Corporation bosses. This acts as a fine introduction to her interpretation of the comic book hero, but, sadly, it's unlikely Blu Hunt will have the chance to expand on the character further. Fox's assimilation into the Walt Disney Company makes a reboot of the X-universe under the Marvel Cinematic Universe banner all but a certainty, so a future New Mutants sequel sounds like a pipe dream at the moment. However, should the opportunity arise for her to revisit her Dani Moonstar alter-ego, Hunt has one very interesting change in mind.

Blu Hunt wants Dani to soar with the Valkyries

In an interview with Screen Rant, Hunt gave the rundown on how it felt to be a part of her first major studio production, what went into The New Mutants, and the pros and cons of the film premiering amid a pandemic — as well as the possibility of a second movie in the immediate future. When asked if she'd be on-board for another go, Hunt replied with a laugh, "Maybe! I don't know, it would depend on a lot of things. Maybe." The actress also mentioned that she feels "Disney is very nice to their actors," so knowing that, she might sign on for a New Mutants sequel. 

Hunt then shared the idea she has for Dani should she join the MCU. "I really think it would be cool if Dani came back as a Valkyrie. I want to wear something cool and I wanna fly through the air, I want to be in a full CGI world. I think that's fun," she told Screen Rant.

Bearing in mind Mirage's comic book history as one of the Pegasus-riding warriors, it's not out of the question that a team-up between her and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie of Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame fame could happen. Not to mention, Marvel Studios is known for its affinity for CGI, so crossing that off her bucket list shouldn't prove too difficult. At any rate, everyone — including Blu Hunt — will just have to wait and see when and if Dani Moonstar's story will continue.