For Jermaine Rivers, whose casting news comes via Heroic Hollywood, playing Shatter requires thick skin. Specifically, skin thick enough that it can stop a bullet as the character unsuccessfully attempted suicide in his teens upon realizing he was becoming a mutant. The bullet “shattered” a portion of his head but ultimately his rock hard skin saved him from dying and led to the character joining Postman’s Morlocks. It’s not immediately clear how Shatter will play into the events of The Gifted, but given the fact that being a runaway is a part of his canon, it seems as though he might be a mutant on the run much like the Strucker children. Given the character’s Morlock roots, it would be a great nod to the X-Men if he happened to live in a sewer, and even better if that sewer was in Chicago.

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