Rosario Dawson Joining 'New Mutants' As Dr. Cecilia Reyes

Rosario Dawson just can't stop helping to heal superheroes, but at least this time she'll have some powers of her own. Presumably. Earlier today there was a rumor that she was up for an unspecified role in X-Men spinoff, New Mutants, and now THR reports that she is officially in talks, and that she'd be playing former X-Man, Dr. Cecilia Reyes. Of course, Dawson has been playing nurse Claire Temple in every one of Marvel's Netflix shows, most recently seen in Iron Fist.

Reyes was one of my favorite short-term X-Men. She arrived during the Operation: Zero Tolerance storyline back in 1997, and was a mutant with the ability to create protective forcefields around herself. She never wanted to be an X-Man or to become a superhero, as her powers were purely defensive. She just wanted to help people. In the movie she'll serve as a mentor to the young team of teen mutants, basically taking the place of James McAvoy's Charles Xavier who will not be appearing. Nor will Alexandra Shipp as Storm, which was a rumor floated some months back.

Dawson joins Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy in the Josh Boone-directed film, which opens April 13th 2018.