The film, focusing on teenage mutants, would see Dawson taking on the role of Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a mutant and mentor to the young superheroes. In the comics, Cecilia has the ability to create an invisible bio-field around herself and was initially reluctant to join the X-Men.
Williams is attached as the mutant Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane, while Tayloy-Joy is set to play Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (and the sister of Colossus, who was last seen in Deadpool).
Josh Boone is directing the film based on a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee andSimon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing. The film is slated for an April 13, 2018 release.
Dawson has appeared in every Marvel Netflix show, first appearing as Claire Temple in the first season of Daredevil before reprising her role in Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the upcoming Defenders series. Most recently, she co-starred in Unforgettable and lent her voice as Batgirl in The LEGO Batman Movie. She’s repped by CAA.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor