The next movie in the X-Men franchise, New Mutants, is finally getting casting up. Fan speculations on which actors will portray the characters have also come true!
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) have signed on to star in the project, the ensemble young adult super hero movie being directed by Josh Boone.
Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. She is also the sister of Colossus, an X-Man who appeared in Deadpool.Williams will play Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf. The movie is headed towards an early July start and is armed with a script by Josh Boone and his writing partner, Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing.
Boone has been eyeing the actresses since last year but was only able pull the trigger on them once the movie was greenlit earlier this year.
Fun Fact: Both Stark Sisters from Game of Thrones have officially joined the X-Men Universe now! Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark) is Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse and the upcoming sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in the show.
X-Men: New Mutants will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik. Also in the mix will be an alien named Warlock.
X-Men: New Mutants will hit the theaters next year on April 13, 2018.
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