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Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy Confirmed for X-Men Spin-Off ‘New Mutants’

Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy Confirmed for X-Men Spin-Off ‘New Mutants’

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Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy have been confirmed for X-Men spin-off movie New Mutants.

The 20-year-old actress has been hand-picked by Fox to be one of the franchise’s fresh batch of superheroes and while it was only rumored before, the film has now been given the go ahead with a release date edging towards April 2018.

Maisie – most famous for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones – is to portray Wolfsbane, also known as Rahne Sinclair who has the ability to transform into a wolf. Anya Taylor-Joy and Alexandra Shipp are also set to star in the project as Illya Rasputin, aka Magik and a mystery mutant respectively.

James McAvoy will reprise his role as Professor X and will have a significant part to play in the plot.

The director is The Fault In Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone.

Simon Kinberg, who plays a key role as a producer on the ‘X-Men’ films, said the release will have its own “original voice” and a young vibe.

He previously said: “Josh Boone and his writing partner are working on the script. They’re doing a really nice job of it, and it’s a really cool one, because in many ways, like ‘Deadpool’ was so different from the mainline ‘X-Men’ movies, New Mutants … It’s maybe not as different as ‘Deadpool’, but it has its own unique, original voice to it. That’s the fun for me, working in the ‘X-Men’ universe, creating these sort of standalone movies that have a different vibe to them. And New Mutants has more of a YA (Young Adult) vibe to it.”

The film is expected to begin shooting in in July.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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