Maisie Williams & Anya Taylor-Joy To Star In X-Men

Anya Taylor Joy is stepping into the troubled shoes of Magik

Fox has found its New Mutants. In New Mutants, Williams will play Wolfsbane, who, per T.H.R.-which broke the casting news-is "a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf".

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She's the second Westeros veteran to play a member of the X-Men, following her onscreen sister Sophie Turner, who played Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. That has me wondering whether Rose Byrne's version of Moira could play a part in the character's backstory, or whether it will be altered.

Anyway, The Hollywood Reporter has made it official. The upcoming film centers around a rag-tag team of gifted but angsty teenagers, including Native American mutant Danielle Moonstar (aka Psyche and later Mirage), suave hero Roberto "Bobby" da Costa (aka Sunspot), and Southern boy Samuel Zachary Guthrie (aka Cannonball).

It's been more than a year since Taylor-Joy and Williams were first linked to the Marvel Comics roles and, since then, no one has really been keeping it a secret. Her powers are Portal incarnate, she can teleport around the Earth via "Limbo" using what is described as "teleportation discs".




For the first time in a long time, the X-Men movies are starting to get us excited again. If this sounds familiar, that'd be because word of the casting first broke previous year, in March 2016, when we learned that Boone had set his sights on the young actresses to play Wolfsbane and Magik, respectively.

Production is expected to begin this July, so we should be hearing more casting reports pretty soon.

New Mutants has a release date of April 13, 2018.

So, what do you guys think?

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