The Hollywood Reporter is, well…reporting, that Daredevil actress Rosario Dawson is leaving the X-men spin-off New Mutants. While it is unclear as to why Dawson is leaving the film, she has been replaced by Alice Braga (Elysium). Braga will step into the role that Dawson has vacated, playing Dr Cecilia Reyes, who is a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself.Director Josh Boone who also co-wrote the script is distancing the film from previous X-men movies by making it a horror-thriller. The film will draw heavily from the 1980’s comic book by Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod and Bill Sienkiewicz.
NEW MUTANTS is slated to be released April 13, 2018.