Fox's The Gifted Casts Marvel Mutant Shatter


The cast of Fox's The Gifted continues to expand with the addition of actor Jermaine Rivers as the Marvel Comics mutant Shatter. The news was first reported on Wednesday by IMDb.com, and then confirmed by Rivers on his Instagram page.

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Introduced in 2002 in Marvel's Morlocks #1 by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough, Shatter is a member of the Postman's Chicago branch of Morlocks. When Shatter learned he was a mutant, he attempted to commit suicide, only to discover his crystalline skin was impenetrable. He gets his name from the crack in the side of his head where the bullet hit him.

Well the cat is officially out the bag... #EzRepost @xmenfranchise with @ezrepostapp NEWS: Imdb has confirmed that Jermaine Rivers will play morlock Shatter in The Gifted. First trailer already showed a glimpse of his look, in one shot of the mutant underground network of Thunderbird, so if you missed it, take a look again! So now that its official... Welcome to the X-Men family, @jermaineriversofficial!! ? Link of the news: http://m.imdb.com/tv/tv-casting-updates/ls064760465/mediaviewer/rm1735015936 #TheGifted #JermaineRivers #Shatter #Morlocks #Mutant #Underground #XMen #TvShow #Fox #Marvel #Comics #actorslife #grind #hustle #work

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Developed by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, The Gifted follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess extraordinary powers. Forced to go on the run from the government, they join an underground network of mutants and must fight for their survival.

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Rivers' credits include Magic Mike XXL, MacGyver and The Haves and Have Nots. News of his addition to The Gifted arrives only days after it was announced Garret Dillahunt (Deadwood, Raising Hope) will play Roderick Campbell, the Marvel villain better known as Ahab.

This news comes just days after Garrett Dillahunt was cast as Roderick Campbell, the Marvel villain known as Ahab.

Premiering Monday, Oct. 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont cast as Lorna Dane/Polaris, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong and Blair Redford as John Proudstar/Thunderbird, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker and Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker.

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