Use whatever idiom you like: you can’t get enough of a good thing, go with what you know, stick with what works, etc. Rosario Dawson and Marvel seem to have a pretty good thing going, with Dawson appearing as Claire Temple (aka The Night Nurse) in the wide range of Marvel’s Netflix-televised side of the Cinematic Universe – so why stop there, right?
From reports, it sounds like 20th Century Fox is trying to get in on the action as well, as Dawson is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming ‘New Mutants’ film. It appears that she is circling the role of Dr. Celia Reyes, a character who (in the comics) serves as sort of a mentor to the group, while also being a mutant herself, with the ability to generate bio-fields to help protect herself.
Nothing has been officially signed on as of yet, but the film’s director, Josh Boone, did share on his Instagram account a screen shot of the original report from THR, so it seems that the report is at least substantiated in part.
On his end, Boone spoke about the tone of the film recently, saying:
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different. Fox wants to make all these different X-Men spinoffs as drastically different as they can.”
Here’s a rumored description of the film – it’s important to note, though, that at this point, this is an unconfirmed synopsis of the ‘New Mutants’ movie:
“Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves.”
‘New Mutants’ is currently slated to debut in American theaters on April 13, 2018.
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