According to The Hollywood Reporter Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams will be starring in the upcoming film New Mutants. Anya Taylor-Joy is known for her roles in The Witch and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, both of which show her amazing talents. Maisie Williams is known best for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, hopefully this new role is not foretelling of the character’s fate in the show.
New Mutants is written and directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and produced by Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt. This film centers around a comic based on a group of mutants still in training, later volumes of the comic had the group associated as Xavier’s students.
The group didn’t always remain the same, volume to volume, but always focused on the group trying to get along while saving the world. The film, according to THR, focuses on the group that includes Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, an alien named Warlock, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik.
Taylor-Joy will be playing the part of the latter, Magik. This character is sister to Colossus and though a resident of Xavier’s school, was never a student. Her powers are Portal incarnate, she can teleport around the Earth via “Limbo” using what is described as “teleportation discs.”
Williams will take on the role of Wolfsbane. In the comics she is about 13 years old, and a religious Scot with powers that basically make her a werewolf. As her name is that of a plant considered by most superstitions to be poisonous to werewolves, it will be interesting to see how her inner conflicts will be resolved.
Thus far, New Mutants will be released on April 13, 2018.