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Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton In Talks To Join New Mutants

Stranger Things star could be joining the X-Men. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Heaton is in talks to join New Mutants as Sam Guthrie, aka Cannonball. 

The movie will find its mutants held in a secret facility against their will, where they must battle the dangers of their powers and the sins of their pasts to try and escape. The New Mutants include Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclaire (aka Wolfbane), a mutant who struggles to find middle ground between her religious beliefs and her ability to turn into a wolf, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina (aka Magik), a Russian teen who is also powerful young sorceress with the ability to use special discs to teleport. 

The rest of the team has yet to be cast, but it also includes Native American mutant Danielle Moonstar (aka Psyche and later Mirage), the smooth-talking, South American Roberto "Bobby" da Costa (aka Sunspot), and an alien named Warlock. Rosario Dawson is also in talks to join the cast as a mentor figure, taking over the role of James McAvoy's Professor X, who likely will not appear.

Heaton played Jonathan Byers on the first season of Netflix's hit and is expected to return for the second, which will debut on Halloween of this year. His other notable roles include Shut In, As You Are, and Urban and the Shed Crew.

New Mutants, which has been described as an X-Men "horror movie," is directed by Josh Boone based on a script from Boone and Knate Lee. The movie is set to start shooting in July ahead of an April 13, 2018 release date; while we wait, see some things you didn't know about the New Mutants.