Jonathan Byers’ actor Charlie Heaton gave us some of the most amazing moments in the Netflix series Stranger Things. Now he will be seen on the Marvel silver screen.
Charlie Heaton rose to fame with Jonathan Byers’ role, but now he is onto the path of turning into a Marvel superhero! Netflix’s Stranger Things surely proved to be a career-launcher for Heaton. And the actor has launched right into the most successfully growing studios of all times— Disney and Marvel. At this rate, we might soon see Charlie Heaton in the future Marvel Phases.
- Charlie Heaton became a household name with Stranger Things
- From Jonathan Byers to X-Men
- What’s in store with Disney and Marvel
Charlie Heaton- From Jonathan Byers to X-Men
Heaton excelled in the role of Jonathan Byers and made the audience connect to the innocent teenager on their Netflix screen. Over the three seasons of Stranger Things, we found him weirdly odd, sympathised with him, understood him, liked him, and finally fell in love with him. Charlie Heaton’s character was one that took its sweet time to develop- there was no rushing through it.
20th Century Fox Studios could surely not resist bringing in such an actor to their franchise, so they signed him for ‘The New Mutants’. And who would turn down any chance that brings to closer to being in a superhero movie, certainly not Charlie Heaton!
The New Mutants
The X-Men universe worked overtime to lock down every young Hollywood actor they could find. After they signed Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark) and Anna Taylor (Split’s Joy), it was time to bring in Charlie Heaton. All these young actors, including Charlie Heaton, are set to enter the superhero cinematic world with ‘The New Mutants’.
The movie is set to be released on 3 April 2020 after a few setbacks. Charlie Heaton will be playing the role of a young mutant named Sam Guthrie who is also known as Cannonball. In The New Mutants, Charlie Heaton will have the power to launch himself into the air like a rocket.
The New Mutants cast is a big one with five teenage mutants in the lead roles. All these mutants are tucked away in a secret facility against their wishes, as they discover their abilities and try to set themselves free. While the storyline is a gripping one, the trailer will put you on the edge of your seat.
A Marvel-ous Future?
Charlie Heaton has used his character’s superpowers and launched himself into the superhero world.
Now that Disney has struck a deal with Fox, Marvel has untapped access to the X-Men. Thanks to Charlie Heaton’s popularity with Stranger Things and his versatile acting skills, he could be in Marvel’s upcoming phases. His character, Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), could have a crossover in one of the Marvel movies. But such a crossover would not be possible any earlier than Phase 5.
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