Adan Canto Talks Gearing Up For Sunspot In DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Bryan Singer has got his hands full with the production of X-Men: Days of Future Past, mainly because the film has so many characters involved. There’s no doubt that it was a massive undertaking to try and bring such an ensemble together and make a cohesive, and coherent, film. While that has yet to be seen, once thing we can expect is a film that will not be lacking in action sequences. Once of the new characters that will help aid in that aspect is Sunspot, also known as Roberto DeCosta. For those not familiar with this mutant’s powers, he is able to absorb solar energy and convert it to physical strength. Additionally, Sunspot can convert to a “solar” form, where he transforms to a non-reflective black powered-up state. Toss in some concussive solar blasts and flight and you have yourself a pretty wicked-cool mutant that should provide in some stellar sequences.
The person bringing this character to live is Adan Canto, who is currently out promoting his new series Mixology which airs on ABC. Canto took some time to talk with Fandango about what he did to prepare for the role. Don’t worry fans, he’s done his homework.
“It wasn’t entirely a new world because I had followed the previous movies, but I did jump into the comic books world a bit to understand: Who is this guy? What’s his life like? I just find I work better that way when I understand what’s in his mind, where he’s coming from. I pretty much took most of the things I read and I brought them to the table. He’s a fiery guy. There’s a lot of passion with Sunspot – a lot of experiences that brought him to want to explode all the time, but he’s a positive guy. There was just a lot of material – very helpful!”
As surprising as it sounds, not everyone goes to these kinds of efforts to make the best of the character they are playing in a film, so that is reassuring. The addition of Sunspot came as a bit of a surprise, but it is rather fitting. I thing the darkness of his look, assuming that Singer doesn’t change it, is quite reflective of the burnt out, destructive setting that the future-world X-Men are currently inhabiting. I look forward to seeing him in action, hopefully going up against one of those bad-ass mamma-jamma Sentinels we’ve learned about.
Joining Adan Canto will be Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Bingbing Fan, Booboo Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Lucas Till, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters and Daniel Cudmore. The film will hit theaters this May.