THE NEW MUTANTS: Get Better Acquainted With The 5 Team Members And The Actors That Play Them

THE NEW MUTANTS: Get Better Acquainted With The 5 Team Members And The Actors That Play Them

The creepy first teaser trailer for Josh Boone's New Mutants movie debuted over the weekend, so we've gathered together details on each of the main characters for those that may not be familiar with them.

20th Century Fox dropped the first trailer for The New Mutants this past Friday, and with it came our first official look at the young cast of the X-Men spinoff in-character as the troubled children of the atom.

Director Josh Boone had previously revealed that this film would owe a lot to the horror genre, but I don't think any of us expected the teaser to lean so heavily on the scares.

The New Mutants roster has gone through a lot of changes over the years in the comics, but this movie will introduce most of the original lineup with the exception of Karma. While many of you will be familiar with these characters, some of our younger readers might not be aware of their backgrounds, and since most of the actors playing them are newcomers, we thought we'd share some handy info on each of 'em.


5. Blu Hunt As Danielle Moonstar/Mirage

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Mirage was the main focus of The Demon Bear Saga, and it's been confirmed that the character will also take the lead in The New Mutants movie, which will loosely adapt the popular comic book arc.

Danielle Moonstar is a powerful telepath, with the ability to project vivid images/illusions into her opponents' minds. Though unconfirmed, there's a pretty good chance Mirage is the one responsible for the terrifying visions the others are plagued by in the trailer. In the comics she takes the shy Rahne Sinclair under her wing and the two become close friends.

Mirage will be played by relative newcomer Blu Hunt, who is part Native American. The 22-year-old has previously appeared in The CW's The Originals, but this will be her first feature role.


4. Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane

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In the comics, Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, is a young a Scottish girl struggling to reconcile her staunch religious beliefs with her ability to transform into a werewolf. She's shy, sheltered and nervous for the most part, but a much darker side is unleashed when the wolf takes over.

Rahne is close with Mirage and Cannonball (whom she has a crush on), but weary of Magik because of her outspoken persinality and demonic powers.

Wolfsbane will be portrayed by arguably the most well-known member of the cast, Maisie Williams, who shot to fame as Arya on HBO's Game of Thrones. Williams has also appeared in the likes of Netflix's iBoy and Doctor Who.


3. Henry Zaga As Roberto da Costa/Sunspot

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Roberto da Costa is a brash Brazilian mutant with the ability to channel the sun's energy and gain great strength in the process. He's arrogant and hot-headed, but also fearless and protective of his teammates.

In the comics he finds himself at odds with pretty much all of his colleagues, though he does develop a friendship/rivalry with Cannonball.

An incarnation - and not a very faithful one - of Sunspot actually appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse, but the role has been recast for The New Mutants with 13 Reasons Why and Teen Wolf actor Henry Zaga.


2. Charlie Heaton As Sam Guthrie/Cannonball

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Sam Guthrie is the eldest of a large Kentucky coal mining family and the epitome of a southern gent. Sam has the ability to fly at jet speeds while creating an impenetrable force-field, earning him the codename Cannonball.

He co-leads the team with Mirage in the comics, and develops an uneasy friendship with Sunspot. He also looks upon Wolfsbane as a Little sister, unaware that she harbours romantic feelings for him.

Sam will be played by British actor Charlie Heaton, who will be best-known for his impressive turn as Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things. He also appeared with Naoimi Watts in the 2016 thriller, Shut In.


1. Anya Taylor-Joy As Illyana Rasputin/Magik

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Easily the most poplar character on the team, Illyana Rasputin is the younger sister of Colossus and a powerful sorceress. As Magik, she has the ability to teleport to different dimensions and this leads to a darker side of her personality emerging when she spends some time in the demonic realm of Limbo.

Though this initially results in her terrified teammates giving her a wide berth, she eventually learns to balance both sides work with her fellow mutants.

Magik will be brought to life by Anya Taylor-Joy, who rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin The Witch and has since appeared in the likes of Morgan, Barry and M. Night Shyamalan's Split. She will reprise the role of Casey for Shyamalan's currently shooting follow-up, Glass.


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