Anya Taylor-Joy And Maisie Williams Just Joined The NEW MUTANTS

Posted May 12, 2017

Apart from the thrill of joining yet another prolific, highly visible franchise, there's another thrill to be found for Williams in this project: in a way, it's yet another tie to bind her with her on-screen sister, Sophie Turner. Drew was right on the money as Fox has indeed announced that Williams will be playing Wolfsbane and Taylor-Joy is Majick in an adaptation that looks to be hewing pretty closely to the Claremont/McLeod/Sienkiewicz source in terms of team line-up.

Williams steps in as Wolfsbane, a young girl struggling to handle her the mentality religious beliefs have instilled in her against he ability to turn into a wolf. James McAvoy's Professor Charles Xavier is also expected to appear in the film, which makes sense since the New Mutants are traditionally students at Professor X's School for Gifted Youngsters.

Josh Boone will be at the helm as the director. Anya Taylor-Joy is known for her roles in The Witch and M. Night Shyamalan's Split, both of which show her unbelievable talents.

New Mutants will follow the wild adventures of the group of teens.

Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in X-Men Spinoff New Mutants

The New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982. Last year, it was heavily rumored that Williams and Taylor-Joy had joined the cast of the film as these characters, now officially confirmed.

Taylor-Joy is in the midst of a rapid career climb after the double whammy of her breakout role in The Witch, which earned the actress a BAFTA nomination, and the surprise sensation that is M. (Update:Fox has contacted us to debunk the last sentence.) THR also notes that the search is on for ethnically appropriate actors to play the Native American Moonstar and the South American Sunspot.

Wolfsbane is heavily tied to another main player in the X-Men movie universe: Moira MacTaggert.

With a release date set for April 13, 2018, we should be hearing quite a few New Mutants cast updates in the days to come so check back for updates as they become available.

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