X-Men New Mutants And New Cast Members
May 13, 2017 - Comics, Marvel, Movies,
The next, next generation of movie mutants
Our next hope for the X-Men will be the New Mutants, and it’s starting to take shape. We already know that the this installment will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and we learned yesterday that Game of Thrones House of Stark sister Maisie Williams will play Wolfsbane. A teen who can surprisingly turn into a wolf, but struggles to resolve her strict religious upbringing which runs counter to her abilities. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) was also announce as being cast as Magik. The sister of Colossus, she is a mutant capable of sorcery and teleportation. However two steps forward and one back, Screen Rant is reporting that James McAvoy will not be appearing as Professor X.
Fox’s long-awaited X-Men spin-off is scheduled for an a July production kickoff. Featuring a script by Boone and his writing partner Knate Lee, the story will focus on a teen-angst adventure with an all new cast. With a timeline reboot after Days of Future Past it is a little unclear how this storyline will fall into the loose-fitting FMCU.
The Hollywood Reporter has said that film will have a fairly diverse cast, and it should. The team was always consciously diverse and inclusive, including a Native American, a Brazilian, and the aforementioned Russian. Reportedly Fox has been making some serious efforts to find ethnically appropriate actors for each role, “conducting wide searches for a Native American to play Moonstar and a South American for Sunspot.”
X-Men New Mutants has a release date of April 13, 2018.