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Anya Taylor-Joy & Maisie Williams officially sign on for New Mutants

05.11.2017

Development on NEW MUTANTS has been underway for some time, but the X-MEN spinoff is now steadily moving forwards and THR reports that Anya Taylor-Joy (SPLIT) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) have officially signed on to star in the film. This isn't exactly breaking news as we've spoken of their involvement on numerous occasions, but it is nice to have confirmation as well as know that NEW MUTANTS is finally on the way.

The X-MEN spinoff is set to be directed by Josh Boone (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), who also co-wrote the script alongside Knate Gwaltney, and THR states that production on NEW MUTANTS is expected to get underway in early July. The flick is set to focus on the "angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens" which includes Danielle Moonstar, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Cannonball and Magik, with an alien named Warlock in the mix as well. Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play Magik, the sister of Colossus who has a healthy knowledge of sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel, and Maisie Williams will play Wolfsbane, a young mutant who struggles to reconcile her religious beliefs with her ability to turn into a wolf. All things we've known before, but Josh Boone was apparently only able to get the actresses officially on-board once NEW MUTANTS was finally greenlit.

As for other members of the NEW MUTANTS cast, THR's Borys Kit claims that Nat Wolff, who has long been rumoured to be playing Cannonball, isn't involved with the film. It was also rumoured that James McAvoy would be reprising his role of Professor X for NEW MUTANTS, but apparently, that won't be happening either. Things could always change, but that's where we're sitting right now.

NEW MUTANTS is set for a April 13, 2018 release.

Source: THR

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2:55PM on 05/12/2017

Terrible casting

I absolutely dislike both of those actresses and I'm not a fan of the "New Mutants" so I will not be watching this show.
I absolutely dislike both of those actresses and I'm not a fan of the "New Mutants" so I will not be watching this show.
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12:21PM on 05/12/2017
Anya Taylor-Joy would be brilliant.
Anya Taylor-Joy would be brilliant.
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7:53AM on 05/12/2017
I'm just finally excited to see what the X-Men will look like since Singer has left.
I'm just finally excited to see what the X-Men will look like since Singer has left.
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5:09AM on 05/12/2017
Y'know, the more I see young people with special powers on screen - the last bunch of X-Men movies, Flash tv show etc - the less I give a fuck. I wan't to see full-grown heroes, not have my adventures watered down with "does he really like me? Will he invite me to the prom? Is this a pube down there?" There's a pin-up mentality that Smallville - and Buffy before before that - started that I want to see gone. Fuck, even X2 is ruined by the 'baby mutants' scenes.
Y'know, the more I see young people with special powers on screen - the last bunch of X-Men movies, Flash tv show etc - the less I give a fuck. I wan't to see full-grown heroes, not have my adventures watered down with "does he really like me? Will he invite me to the prom? Is this a pube down there?" There's a pin-up mentality that Smallville - and Buffy before before that - started that I want to see gone. Fuck, even X2 is ruined by the 'baby mutants' scenes.
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2:05AM on 05/12/2017
Presumably this movie is being set in present day so Collosus would be their teacher. Or Halle Berry as Storm. Or Framke Jansen as Jean Grey. You get the idea.

It was probably decided that the New Mutants would be set in present day so that there wouldn't be any crossover with Dark Phoenix.
Presumably this movie is being set in present day so Collosus would be their teacher. Or Halle Berry as Storm. Or Framke Jansen as Jean Grey. You get the idea.

It was probably decided that the New Mutants would be set in present day so that there wouldn't be any crossover with Dark Phoenix.
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9:00PM on 05/11/2017
lol guess theres a possibility that Arya Stark doesn't survive this season of Game of Thrones LMAO seeing as they start filming this fall.
lol guess theres a possibility that Arya Stark doesn't survive this season of Game of Thrones LMAO seeing as they start filming this fall.
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7:01PM on 05/11/2017
I wonder if we can get back CGI Colossus from Deadpool to be the teacher.
I wonder if we can get back CGI Colossus from Deadpool to be the teacher.
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6:50PM on 05/11/2017
"Dark Phoenix" is happening and MacAvoy is in that, so they're obviously not replacing him as Professor X, so I guess that means Professor X simply isn't in this film? That's obviously different from the comics but probably for the best as these new mutants won't be too much younger than the actual main X-Men team so it'd feel kind of weird for the Professor to being them on as "junior" members.
"Dark Phoenix" is happening and MacAvoy is in that, so they're obviously not replacing him as Professor X, so I guess that means Professor X simply isn't in this film? That's obviously different from the comics but probably for the best as these new mutants won't be too much younger than the actual main X-Men team so it'd feel kind of weird for the Professor to being them on as "junior" members.
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6:49PM on 05/11/2017
Really excited to see the X-Men universe expand even more than it already has and to see brand new characters we haven't seen yet in live action with Deadpool 2, X-Force, and now New Mutants. They have picked two solid actress' so far to get the all rolling and I hope the rest of the characters are cast just as well and creatively.

And just for continuity reasons, McAvoy should appear as Professor X. Would make the new films feel better connected and organic to one another.
Really excited to see the X-Men universe expand even more than it already has and to see brand new characters we haven't seen yet in live action with Deadpool 2, X-Force, and now New Mutants. They have picked two solid actress' so far to get the all rolling and I hope the rest of the characters are cast just as well and creatively.

And just for continuity reasons, McAvoy should appear as Professor X. Would make the new films feel better connected and organic to one another.
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