New Mutants Casts Maisie Williams And Anna-Taylor Joy

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The New Mutants movie is on its way. What’s more, it has two of its members.

Maisie Williams and Anna Taylor-Joy have been cast, according to a report.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms Williams is playing Wolfsbane, who is a popular character in the comics. She has the ability to turn into a wolf. Wolfsbane struggles to embrace her lupine powers, because they come into conflict with her religious beliefs.

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Taylor-Joy will play Illyana Rasputin, who is also known as Magik. In the comics, she is a powerful mutant and the sister of Colossus. As her name suggests, Magik has powers of sorcery and teleportation.

Williams is best known for her role as Arya Stark on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Taylor-Joy rose to fame for her work in The Witch. Most recently, she has a main role in Split.

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The plot focuses on a teenage group of X-Men coming to terms with their powers. Other characters include Cannonball, Moonstar, Sunspot, and Warlock. Fox wants the project to have a Young Adult tone in the vein of The Hunger Games. Josh Boone will direct the film, and he shares screenwriting duties with Knate Lee.

In 1982, the New Mutants made their debut in the Marvel Universe. They quickly became popular and soon began starring in their own series. The series is notable for being the first spin-off of the X-Men comics. For three decades, the team has been a mainstay in the X-titles, and they have come in various rosters over the years.

James McAvoy is said to be appearing in the film as Professor X, but it will be a supporting role. Alexandra Shipp is thought to be reprise her X-Men role as Storm.

New Mutants will come out on April 13, 2018.

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