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Who Are The New Mutants In X-Men: Days Of Future Past?
A quick guide to Bishop, Sunspot, Warpath and Blink

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Sunspot

X-Men: Days Of Future Past - Sunspot

Played by: Adan Canto

Roberto “Sunspot” Da Costa is a rich Brazilian kid whose mutant powers first appeared in the middle of a heated adolescent football game when a rival player dabbled in racist abuse. Terrified by his powers, everyone but his girlfriend Juliana ran away – and then she later sacrificed her life to save him when mutant-haters lured him into a trap. Bobby, heartbroken, agreed to join Professor X’s New Mutants to start a new life, away from prejudice and people who die all the time. If that was his hope, we’re not sure he read the prospectus properly.

Sunspot can absorb solar energy, which gives him super-strength and near (but not total) invulnerability. When he ‘powers up’, his skin turns matt black and his eyes glow white, which is a pretty groovy look. After he was abducted (a regular occurrence with this guy) and experimented upon horribly (less regular, thankfully), his powers expanded so that nowadays he can also project solar energy in blasts and even fly.

We’re guessing that Sunspot will have a broad range of powers in the film, since that would explain why he’s still alive in a future where so many mutants are not. That said, we predict he will have a very small role here, since he’s been a member of the New Mutants and X-Force but rarely the X-Men proper.
 

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1 The Chinese Market
@Helenohara The above article speculates Blink getting additional screen time in an International cut for increased success in the Chinese market....... but can Days Of Future Past be shown in China????? I'm sure I read, not too long ago, an article stating that the Chinese government have banned all films involving time travel because they do not want to encourage their people to re-write their own history. I think they'd be hard pressed to convince the Chinese censors that Logan's journey is not time travel thus causing the film to be banned. More

Posted by DeadlyDave on Thursday October 31, 2013, 23:35

2 Re: Really...?
@Helen OHara Supposedly Ink is also going to appear, which timeline is anyones guess, seems one of the strangest mutants to be introduced but hey the more the merrier in my opinion More

Posted by Gazzabrook on Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:22

3 RE: Re: Really...?
Warpath can definitely fly - it's in X-Force and I think Messiah Complex as well. Some writers just dislike using the power because it seems a bit much (with good reason) so it's been left to one side. I agree he probably won't fly onscreen. And Sunspot's NEAR invulnerable, as I said. You just forget he is because people keep reminding him (like, ALL the time) that he can be hurt. We're looking forward to seeing Quicksilver too. Wonder if he'll be the final newcomer? More

Posted by Helen OHara on Thursday October 31, 2013, 08:17

4 Re: Really...?
Yeah, I don't recall Warpath ever flying, I guess it was a limited run, and I'm guessing he won't fly in the film. I'm actually looking forward to seeing these Lesser known X-men get some screen time even if it is limited, what the guess that some of them may appear in the upcoming X-Force film. Fingers crossed this isn't the last we've seen of Bishop he's one of the greats. Also where was QuickSilver in the trailer...Overall Cannot wait for this, only thing that I'm unsure about is the apparent lack of 1970's X-men I mean are they going to explain where Banshee, Havok, Emma Frost and co. have gone or just completely forget them ... More

Posted by Gazzabrook on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 19:42

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During X-Force 102-115 Warpath could fly but he has not used that power in a while. As for Sunspot he is almost invulnerable, both he and several other people commented on this when he was injured during a fight with a bad guy. More

Posted by Timothy12 on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 19:34

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Warpath can fly ?!? Sunspot is invulnerable ?!? Not in the comics I read matey. More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 19:10

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