Charlie Heaton Stars In Film The New Mutants

Charlie Heaton Stars In Film The New Mutants

Charlie Heaton's latest film and what he's been up to since Stranger Things

Charlie Heaton's latest film and what he's been up to since Stranger Things

Text: Mayzie Hopkins

Yet another addition to the Marvel Comic film franchise is set to be released, after a few setbacks, in August of this year and will star Charlie Heaton. The breakout star from Netflix's Stranger Things will play Sam Guthrie or, as known as his superhero name, Cannonball. While not diving into a nerdy-wormhole and spoiling the film for viewers, Cannonball from Kentucky is part of the New Mutants team. His power is being able to fly at super-high speeds.

Alongside Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, Ana Taylor-Joy from Split, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Alice Braga, the young superheroes attempt to escape the secret facility they are being kept in together. Rotten Tomatoes have mentioned that there might be more to it than that, "as the teaser trailer made its way around the Internet, steely-eyed fans began to notice imagery directly inspired by an early story line in the original New Mutants comic book known as “The Demon Bear Saga." Which surely means something to some people.

Apart from flying, Heaton, who is originally from the North of England, is dating Stanger Things co-star Natalia Dyer, although the pair aren't particularly public about it. Dyer does appear in a recent Instagram posts on his page, which isn't frequently updated. Posted in September of the two at the Emmy's, the post reads, "Thanks @isaia for keeping her warm and @samanthamcmillen_stylist your taste is impeccable."

He was also denied entry into the US after security found traces of cocaine on the actor's luggage. Missing the premiere of Stranger Things 2, he describes him being flown back to the U.K. without any further legal action as "fucking awful." Since then he appears to have been in Paris and getting ready for The New Mutants to be released. Oh, and obviously the next Stranger Things series which we already love.

Watch the trailer for The New Mutants below.

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