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'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' Casts Anya Taylor-Joy & Maisie Williams

'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' Casts Anya Taylor-Joy & Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams is best known for her role in Game of Thrones, while Anya Taylor-Joy co-starred in The Witch and Split.

The Hollywood Reporter says that director Josh Boone, spent a year attempting to get the two actresses for the film, but could only get the go-ahead after New Mutants was officially greenlit earlier this year. The film will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball and Russian teen Magik. Wolfsbane struggles to embrace her lupine powers, because they come into conflict with her religious beliefs. At this time, however, McAvoy is not a confirmed member of the New Mutants cast. Like Taylor-Joy and Williams for these particular roles? She is also the sister of the mutant Colossus, who appeared in 2016's "Deadpool".

Taylor-Joy will be playing the part of the latter, Magik.

Powers: Mystical armor, psionic shields, well-versed in sorcery, ability to teleport through her Stepping Discs and total control over her own alternate dimension, called Limno.

There's a lot to unpack about this buzzy and exciting news, but can we first talk about the fact that Maisie and Anya are potentially leading the New Mutants?

Learn all about the insane comic book history behind X-Men: Dark Phoenix too!

New Mutants lands in theatres on April 13th, 2018, so it shouldn't be too much longer now before the rest of the roles are cast.


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