Bad news for Rosario Dawson fans who were excited about seeing her play Dr. Cecelia Reyes in Fox's upcoming New Mutants movie. Dawson has apparently exited the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and has been replaced by Queen of the South star Alice Braga. THR doesn't know the reason Dawson left, but we think it's safe to assume that this is yet another episode in the ongoing shadow war between Fox and Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter.
Perlmutter has repeatedly punished the X-Men and Fantastic Four, and thus their fans, in retaliation for Fox owning their movie rights over the past few years. And Dawson, of course, is heavily embedded in Marvel's Netflix TV universe, which remained under Perlmutter's control after Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige betrayed him and seized control of the movie division while Ike was preoccupied with Fox. We're not saying — for legal reasons, and because there's absolutely no evidence to suggest this — that Ike used his influence with President Donald Trump to force Dawson off the movie being made by his greatest corporate rivals. But if that turns out to be what happened, remember that you heard it here first.
Directed by Josh Boone, New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga… at least for now!