X–Men: New Mutants continues to recruit its cast. Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams have already joined the film as Magik and Wolfsbane respectively. While James McAvoy is also expected to return as Professor X. Now here comes the latest casting. The Hollywood Reporter states that Rosario Dawson, who stars as Claire Temple in Marvel’s Netflix series, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, and The Defenders, is in talks to star as Dr. Cecilia Reyes in the Fox X-Men film.
Rosario Dawson was last seen on the big screen in the forgotten revenge thriller Unforgettable and is about to join the X-Men now. It’s not her first role in a Marvel franchise but her first role in a Marvel movie on the big screen and after they already worked together, with a great on-screen chemistry, for the movie Trance, we are looking forward to the reunion of Dawson and McAvoy in the X-Men spinoff.
Since Dr. Cecilia Reyes is a character that appears in the comics as well, we already know a few things about her. Her origin is as follows.
Puerto Rican Cecilia Reyes was born in New York City. When she was six years old she saw her father killed in a drive-by shooting. From that moment on she dedicated her life to the goal of becoming a doctor. Soon after achieving her goal, her mutant powers activated, and she contacted Charles Xavier who offered for her to join Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and his X-Men. She rejected the offer and asked Professor X to keep her status as a mutant secret, preferring to continue her trauma surgeon career at the Our Mother Of Mercy Hospital in the South Bank. Her mutant power is that she can generate a psioplasmic bio-field, increasing her durability.
We will see what the director can make out of this character.
X-Men: New Mutants arrives in cinemas in April 2018.