Rosario Dawson quits starring role in X-Men: New Mutants
Rosario Dawson has quit her starring role in X-Men: New Mutants.
The Sin City star was due to take the role of Dr. Ceilia Reyes, a mutant and medical doctor who acts as a mentor for the new mutants, but has now left the film. She has been replaced by Elysium star Alice Braga.
The spin-off will be directed by Josh Boone, director of megahit drama The Fault In Our Stars, who has written the script with Jackass writer Knate Gwaltney.
The New Mutants have been portrayed in various Marvel comic series since 1982, with some, like Blink, Warpath and Sunspot, already part of the established X-Men universe.
Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams has signed up to play the role of Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf, while Split's Anya Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. Magik is the sister of Colossus, most recently seen in 2016's Deadpool.
Newcomers Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Charlie Heaton have been cast as Sunspot, Moonstar and Cannonball respectively.
New Mutants is due out in April 2018 with filming expected to get underway this summer.