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Charlie Heaton in talks for ‘X-Men’ spin-off

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Los Angeles:”Stranger Things” star Charlie Heaton is in negotiations to join “X-Men” spinoff “New Mutants”. If the deal is sealed, Heaton will join the film as Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball, reports variety.com.

“New Mutants” is in pre-production and has been set for an April 13, 2018 opening. “The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone is helming “New Mutants” from a script that he co-wrote with Knate Lee about teenage superheroes-mutants.

Actors Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams have already signed up for the project with Taylor-Joy playing Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, who uses teleportation. Williams is on board as Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, who can turn into a wolf. Rosario Dawson is in talks to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes.