'New Mutants' Casts Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton, and Henry Zaga As Mirage, Cannonball, and Sunspot

If you grew up the original X-Men movies, chances are you've always pictured the team as adults rather than young teens with powers. But the new generation of movie goers has grown up on a whole new set of teen actors as the X-Men, and its given spotlight to so much young talent in Hollywood. Now another X-Men related series will apparently be doing the same, as Josh Boone's  (The Fault in Our StarsNew Mutants has completed it main cast of heroes. You may recognize some faces from recently successful TV shows and movies, but these are sure to be the biggest roles most of these actors have ever experienced. 

The project has brought on two actors have recently had success on Netflix hit shows, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as best friends Cannonball and Sunspot. Sunspot actually appeared in Days of Future Past, but has been recast for this film. Heaton has already made an impression on the big screen in Shut In, but was a standout in Stranger Things as Will Byer's older brother Jonathan. Zaga on the other hand has only had experience with TV roles, but surely impressed the studio with his role as Brad in 13 Reasons
As for the role of Mirage, Josh Boone saved the casting for last as its one of the most pivotal characters on the team. They were reportedly down to actresses Blu Hunt (The Originals) and True O'Brien (Queen Sugar), but the latter ended up winning the part. Hunt is part Native American like her character, and doesn't have too many credit to her name yet. Casting a relatively unknown as such a key character is certainly interesting, and will hopefully prove to be a smart move by Boone and co.
Fans who have been following the New Mutants production now by now that two roles were already cast, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, and Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) as Magik. Both actresses are very proven, and we can expect them to carry a lot of the package as the film's leads. We also learned that James McAvoy's Charles Xavier will not be featured in the movie, which comes as a surprise as the New Mutants were the first graduates of his school in the comics. Director Josh Boone has also described the movie as horror, and as a cross between Stephen King and John Hughes' work.
So what do you think of the New Mutants cast? Are you interested in seeing an X-Men movie without any of the original members? Let us know below!