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‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton in Talks for X-Men Spinoff ‘New Mutants’

Stranger Things” star Charlie Heaton is in negotiations to join X-Men spinoff “New Mutants” for Fox and Marvel as Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball.

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 he co-wrote with Knate Lee about teenage superheroes-mutants.

“Split” star Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams of “Game of Thrones” are 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.

Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing. Fox announced last month that it was dating three Marvel movies for 2018 — “New Mutants” for April 13, “Deadpool 2” for June 1, and “Dark Phoenix” for Nov. 2.

Heaton plays the quiet outsider Jonathan Bryers on Netflix’s sci-fi series “Stranger Things.” The Sam Guthrie character is also known as Cannonball, who’s invulnerable when he’s in the air.

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Heaton’s feature film credits include the thriller “Shut In” with Naomi Watts and “As You Are.” Heaton is repped by Gersh and managed by Luber Roklin Entertainment.

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