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Rosario Dawson Likely Headed Into NEW MUTANTS Cast

Rosario Dawson Likely Headed Into NEW MUTANTS Cast

The X-Men spinoff movie slated for release early next year, New Mutants, has likely just added a veteran of the comic book genre with star-wattage of her own.

Reports are that Rosario Dawson is in talks to portray Dr. Cecilia Reyes, who has the ability to protect herself with a bio-field type shield. She already appears as a nurse in some of Netflix’s Marvel shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron First. She is indeed one of the characters that connects the shows and will reappear in The Defenders, released on August 18.

Already slated to appear in New Mutants are Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones and Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred in the movies The Witch and Split. They play, respectively, Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, who is torn between religious beliefs and the power to turn into a wolf, and Ilyana Rasputin, aka Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel.

The movie will be an ensemble young-adult superhero story, directed by Josh Boone, and will focus on the challengers the teenagers face with their newfound powers. Dawson’s character would be a sort of mentor to the youths, now that Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) appears to not be in the script.

New Mutants is set for an April 13, 2018 release.

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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