Maisie Williams And Anya Taylor-Joy Confirmed to Star in New Mutants

Posted 2017/05/13 0 0

X-Men spinoff, New Mutants, has added Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones and Anya Taylor-Joy of The Witch.

 

IGN can confirm that Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy will join the cost of the 2018 film directed by The Fault in Our Stars Josh Boone, who also co-wrote the script with Knate Gwaltney. Both actresses have been tied to the project since last year, but now that Boone's flick has a green light and a date release, they've officially come aboard.

Williams will play Rahne Sinclair, a Scottish mutant codenamed Wolfsbane with the ability to transform into a wolf or half-wolf. Raised by an abusive pastor (later revealed to be her biological father) who beat religion into her, she struggles to balance her mutant abilities with her belief in God. Williams joins her GoT co-star and BFF Sophie Turner, who was introduced as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and will headline X-Men: Dark Phoenix next year, in the X-Universe.

Taylor-Joy, meanwhile, has been cast as Illyana Rasputina, a.k.a. Magik. The sister of popular Russian X-Man Colossus (who most recently appeared in Deadpool), Magik is able to teleport herself and others through space (and occasionally time) using “teleportation discs.” Her powers require her to use a dark, mystical realm known as Limbo as a waypoint. As a child, she found herself trapped in Limbo and mastered the mystical arts as a means to survive. She thus has immense if necessant sorcery powers, even wielding the magical Soulsword, a weapon created from her very soul.

The movie is headed towards an early July start with a script by Boone and his writing partner, Knate Lee. Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing. The pic will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens. Other characters to be cast include Mirage (AKA Danielle Moonstar), a Native American with the ability to create illusions, Warlock, an alien being without a true form who can change shape into anything it desires and Sunspot (real name: Roberto da Costa), who can absorb sunlight and use it for various powers. The latter was portrayed by Adan Canto in Days Of Future Past, but the hunt is on for a younger performer. The movie is set for a April 13th, 2018, making it the first of three X-films scheduled for next year; Deadpool 2 is set for June 1st, while Dark Phoenix will land November 2nd.

Taylor-Joy broke out with the 2015 award-winning period horror movie The Witch and starred with James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise hit Split. Meanwhile, Williams plays Arya Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones, which launches its seventh season in July.

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