There may be more strange occurrences in Charlie Heaton’s future.
The actor, who plays Jonathan Byers in “Stranger Things,” is in talks to join the X-Men spinoff film “New Mutants,” Variety reports. Although it doesn’t take place in Hawkins, Indiana, it will bring equally bizarre phenomena to screen. The film centers on a group of teenagers with mutant powers, including Heaton’s reported would-be character, Sam Guthrie. Nicknamed Cannonball, Sam is invulnerable when he’s in midair.
If the casting becomes official, the actor will join “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy of “Split,” who have already signed on. Rosario Dawson also looks likely to join and is in negotiations to take on the role of the young superheroes’ mentor, Dr. Cecilia Reyes. The film is going to be a horror flick, with a script co-written by Knate Lee and director Josh Boone, so this could get crazier than the Upside Down.
“New Mutants” is slated to hit theaters on April 13, 2018.