Josh Boone’s New Mutants is set to begin production next month, and the film just cast its final lead. Blu Hunt (The Originals) will make her cinematic debut in the X-Men spin-off as Moonstar, a telepathic Native American. Hunt joins Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball and Henry Zaga as Sunspot. Rosario Dawson is in talks with 20th Century Fox to play Dr. Ceilia Reyes.
New Mutants will be one of three X-Men movies to be released in 2018. According to reports, the film is being developed as a horror movie, suggesting that Fox will continue to create unique comic book films.