by Brett White
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” has added another new actor to its cast. The latest addition is Adan Canto, who can currently be seen on the Fox drama “The Following.” Canto is the latest in a string of exciting new cast members, including Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart.
The reveal came following a trip to a hockey game, where director Bryan Singer and actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Shawn Ashmore were joined by Canto. The crew all had matching hockey jerseys too, proving that when the X-Men go out on the town, they go out in style. Check out the full tweet and photo below.
— Adan Canto (@adancanto) April 21, 2013
The reveal comes a few weeks after the actor dropped a cryptic hint about one of his upcoming projects.
— Adan Canto (@adancanto) April 8, 2013
If he’s talking about “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and that’s highly likely since it doesn’t get more top secret than this film, then that tweet narrows down his X-options considerably. Sources are pegging the Mexican actor as either Sunspot or Sunfire, two X-Men known for controlling various forms of heat. As a lifelong X-Force and New Mutants fan, the thought of getting Sunspot in a film excites me to no end. I like that idea much more than Sunfire, whose Japanese heritage is pretty integral to the character. A non-Japanese Sunfire could still work on the big screen, sure, but he’d be missing a big part of what makes the character unique.
And when it comes to turning into a “ball of fire,” there are a couple of other X-Men that fit that bill. Chamber’s powers have turned his entire body into a blast furnace, with firey energy escaping from his chest and mouth area. Rusty Collins, a ward of X-Factor in the 1980s, could create and control fire with his thoughts. And while his powers have nothing to do with fire, I’ve mentioned Trevor Fitzroy for both Peter Dinklage and Omar Sy, and I will mention him again. Any time-traveling X-Men film needs Trevor Fitzroy!
But hopefully the hint is a misdirect, because Adan Canto would be perfect for the X-Men’s most prominent Mexican mutant: Rictor. As Comics Alliance writer Andrew Wheeler pointed out, it’d be perfect.
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