Published On: Tue, Jul 4th, 2017

Alice Braga replaces Rosario Dawson in ‘New Mutants’

There’s been a bit of a shake-up with 20th Century Fox’s New Mutants spin-off movie: Rosario Dawson is out, and Alice Braga has stepped in to replace her.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news of the switch, but they aren’t sure why exactly Dawson has bailed on the project.

Dawson has appeared in several comics-related films and television shows (Sin City, Daredevil, even Josie and the Pussycats) as well as Netflix’s The Defenders. The actor’s easiest excuse for bailing on a project – the tried-and-true “scheduling conflict” – doesn’t seem to apply here, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Braga will step into the role of “Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself but also has more going on than she lets on.” The Brazilian actress broke out in 2002’s City of God and has since appeared in a number of genre projects including I Am LegendPredators, and Elysium.

Braga joins a cast that already includes Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane), Anya Taylor-Joy (Majik), Charlie Heaton(Cannonball), Henry Zaga (Sunspot), and Blu Hunt (Danielle Moonstar).

Boone has promised that New Mutants will be “a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”

Fox appears to be doubling down on their R-rated franchise of superhero films, like Deadpool and Logan, with their next main X-Men movie is a retread of the Dark Phoenix saga directed by longtime X-Men series writer/producer Simon Kinberg.

New Mutants begins filming next month in Boston, and the movie will hit theaters on April 13, 2018.

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