X-Men: Days Of Future Past casts Adan Canto as Sunspot?

The Following’s Adan Canto joins Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past as mystery character

Sunspot by Bob McLeod
Sunspot by Bob McLeod

Tweeting a picture of the cast of his forthcoming prequel sequel X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Bryan Singer revealed that The Following‘s Adan Canto has joined the mutant superteam as an unconfirmed character.

Canto himself teased, “I might turn into a ball of fire if someone pisses me off.”

Sunspot, a member of the New Mutants, introduced in Marvel Graphic Novel #4: The New Mutants (1982) by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, is at the top of the list.

Sunspot was referenced in X-Men 2, and was originally set to appear in X-Men: First Class but was written out – according to director Matthew Vaughn he was one of Singer’s choices, but was removed due to time and expense of a character as potentially CG-heavy as Bobby da Costa’s Sunspot.

After the whitewashing of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, it’s nice to think that Roberto ‘Bobby’ da Costa, a Brazilian, could be played by an actual Latino.

Pick up X-Men: The Ultimate Collection, containing all five films so far, on Blu-ray for £19.75 and DVD for £15.29 from Amazon.co.uk. X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due in cinemas 18 July 2014.