The New Mutants, characters: who’s who in Marvel’s New Mutants movie?

Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, “The New Mutants” is a superhero horror film that was announced in 2017 and will hit theaters three years later. As the thirteenth title related to the X-Men characters, the film promised to usher in a new era and a new beginning for the franchise.

Josh Boone directed this film from a script written by himself and Knate Lee, while Anya Taylor-Joy (Magik), Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane), Charlie Heaton (Cannonball), Henry Zaga (Sunspot), Blu Hunt ( Mirage) and Alice Braga (Cecilia Reyes) are the protagonists.

The New MutantsFollows five young mutants, who discover their powerful abilities while in a secret facility against their will. There, Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga), who works in the secret government institution where young people are locked up, studies and analyzes them. The mutants Wolfsbane, Magik, Cannonball, Sunspot and Mirage must fight against their fears, their powers and the dangers that surround them. Their goal will be to escape their past sins and save themselves.

But who exactly are these mutants? In principle, New Mutants They were created by Chris Claremont and Rb McLeod for Marvel Comics and first appeared in “The New Mutants”, From the Marvel Graphic Novel line, in September 1984. After finishing their comic, they were relaunched as the X-Force.



Rahne Sinclair is a Scottish mutant who has the ability to transform into a wolf, although she eventually found a humanoid wolf middle ground. In his werewolf form, Rahne has a more developed sense of smell, hearing, and sight, as well as powerful claws and fangs.

Wolfsbane was raised by an abusive priest named Craig who tried to assassinate her when she began to manifest her mutant power, even summoning a crowd to kill her. Later, Rahne was adopted by Moira MacTaggert.

Maisie Williams interpreta a Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane en “The New Mutants” (Foto: Disney)


Illyana Nikolievna Rapsutina is the daughter of Nikolai Rasputín and Alexandra Natalia Rasputina, that is, she is the sister of Piotr Rasputin, better known as Colossus. Magik can open portals to transport himself through space and time to visit a kind of limbo, in that place he created an armor, the Sword of the Soul, which allows him to resist any attack.

Anya Taylor-Joy interpreta a Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina / Magik en “The New Mutants” (Foto: Disney)


Sam Guthrie worked in a coal mine as a child and discovers its power when a landslide occurs. Cannonball has thermodynamic energy that allows it to fly and create energy fields to protect itself.

Charlie Heaton interpreta a Samuel Zachary Guthrie / Cannonball en "The New Mutants" (Photo: Disney)
Charlie Heaton interpreta a Samuel Zachary Guthrie / Cannonball en “The New Mutants” (Foto: Disney)


Danielle is a Native American mutant whose power was initially only limited to generating illusions based on her enemies’ worst fears, but over time she achieved new abilities such as manipulation and generation of psionic energy.

Blu Hunt interpreta a Danielle Moonstar / Mirage en “The New Mutants” (Foto: Disney)
Blu Hunt interpreta a Danielle Moonstar / Mirage en “The New Mutants” (Foto: Disney)


Sunspot possesses pyrokinetic abilities, that is, it can absorb the sun’s energy and transform it into physical energy, through black spheres. Later, he learned to fly and to channel his energy through explosions of plasma.

A version of this mutant appeared in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Roberto da Costa, a Brazilian teenager from a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family, discovered his power during a soccer game.

Henry Zaga interpreta a Sunspot en "The New Mutants" (Photo: Disney)
Henry Zaga interpreta a Sunspot en “The New Mutants” (Foto: Disney)


A mentor for the group, and a doctor “who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around her.

Alice Braga plays Cecilia Reyes in "The New Mutants" (Photo: Disney)
Alice Braga plays Cecilia Reyes in “The New Mutants” (Photo: Disney)
  • Happy Anderson es Reverend Craig
  • Sarah Bennani as Flo
  • Colbi Gannett es Young Illyana
  • Max Schochet es Coal Miner
  • Thomas Kee’s Thomas Guthrie
  • Mickey Gilmore es Coal Miner