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Friday, July 24, 2020

The New Mutants are Finally Here...

X-MEN: The New Mutants
Comic-con trailer for Xmen: The New Mutants starring Maisie Williams. To be released August 28, 2020. We hope. Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

  • Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane: A Scottish mutant who can turn into a wolf and is struggling to reconcile this with her religious beliefs. Williams was convinced to join the film after discussing the character's religious background with director Josh Boone, who identified with the comic book character due to his own strict religious upbringing.
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik: A Russian mutant with sorcery powers, she can manifest the Soulsword and use teleportation discs to travel. Illyana is the sister of Colossus, a member of the X-Men seen in previous films in the series. She has a purple dragon companion, Lockheed, in the film.
  • Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball: An American mutant who can propel himself into the air, and is invulnerable while doing so.
  • Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes: A mentor to the group and a medical doctor who can generate protective fields around herself.
  • Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage: A Native American mutant who can create illusions based on the fears and desires of other people. The film includes a love story between Rahne and Dani which Williams felt was a natural extension of the comic book characters having a telepathic connection. Boone described this as "the spine and focus" of the film's "character-driven stuff".
  • Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot: A Brazilian mutant who can manipulate solar energy.

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