Some of the gifted youngsters of Fox’s The New Mutants are spending the Fourth of July in Boston, possibly without supervision.
Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) posted a photo of himself with co-stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) taken in Boston, where the X-Men spinoff is set to begin filming before moving on to Montreal.
The three actors, who play Sunspot, Wolfsbane and Cannonball, will be joined by Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar and Alice Braga, who reportedly replaces Rosario Dawson as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), The New Mutants is thought to draw inspiration from “The Demon Bear Saga,” the influential Marvel Comics storyline by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz in which the teenage students of Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters are isolated by a freak snowstorm and forced to overcome their own differences to save themselves and their teammate Danielle Moonstar from a demonic bear that killed her parents.
Characterized by Boone as “a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” the film is expected to diverge from the comic-book source material, with the young mutants not students of Charles Xavier but instead teens held against their will in a secret facility. Braga’s Cecilia Reyes will step into the mentor role.
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