The New Mutants coming to the big screen
The plan is to have the X-men spin-off title, The New Mutants, to hit the big screen in 2017. The movie will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik, and an alien named Warlock. This friend-self is hoping the movie can do justice to Warlock. He is one of my top ten favorite comic book characters.
The New Mutants of the comics were teen-aged students of Professor Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The original team consisted of:
- Cannonball (Samuel Guthrie) a mild-mannered Kentuckian who became near invulnerable when rocketing through the air.
- Karma (Xi’an Coy Manh) a 19-year-old Vietnamese girl who could mentally possess other people’s bodies.
- Mirage (Danielle Moonstar, originally codenamed Psyche) a Cheyenne who could create visual empathic three-dimensional illusions.
- Sunspot (Roberto da Costa) a Brazilian who gained superhuman strength fueled by sunlight and could store solar energy in his body to use his super strength during the night.
- Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) a Scot who could transform into a wolf-like creature.
After the apparent death of Karma the new recruits included:
- Cypher (Douglas Ramsey) could learn any language, spoken or written, at an exponential rate, whether it was human, alien, or machine, making him an unmatched computer expert.
- Magik (Illyana Rasputin) sister of the Russian X-Man Colossus and long-time resident of the X-Mansion, an accomplished mystic who could open “teleportation discs” allowing travel to Limbo and from there, any point on Earth.
- Magma (Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla) a fiercely tempered native of a secret Roman society in the Amazon who can control lava.
- Warlock an extraterrestrial of the techno-organic race known as the Technarchy.
With the success of the X-men movies as of late, this New Mutants movie should fare well. Having super powered teenagers dealing with their normal adolescent problems along with trying to save the world should make for a pretty good movie.