Charlie Heaton rose to fame for his role as Jonathan Byers in Netflix mega-hit ‘Stranger Things’. Well it is being reported that Heaton will be taking his talents to the comic book movie realm, specifically the X-Men universe. THR is reporting that he is in talks to join the cast of ‘New Mutants’ as Cannonball.
Cannonball uses the ability to fly at jet speeds while encased in an impenetrable force field. He has been a member of the X-Men, X-Force, New Mutants and even an Avenger at one point.
Heaton would join Ana Taylor Joy and Maisie Williams, who have signed on to portray Magik and Wolfsbane respectively. Rosario Dawson is also in talks to join the film. Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is set to direct. –Jackson Hayes
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
New Mutants will hit theaters April 13, 2018