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Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy join X-Men spin-off New Mutants

Maisie Williams

Story by Jack Foley

GAME Of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy have been cast in new X-Men spin-off movie New Mutants.

To be co-written and directed by Josh Boone, the film will reportedly focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball and Russian teen Magik. An alien named Warlock is also part of the ensemble.

Williams, plays Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will take the role of Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf, while Taylor-Joy – who also impressed in award-winning period horror movie The Witch – will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel.

In comic book form, Magik is also the sister of Colossus, an X-Man who appeared in Deadpool.

New Mutants currently has a release date of April 13, 2018. The movie is headed towards an early July start with a script by Boone and his writing partner, Knate Gwaltney.

Co-created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, New Mutants was the first X-Men comic spin-off. It was launched in the early 1980s, at the height of the X-Men’s popularity.

Fans can expect more casting updates on the movie in the next few weeks.

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