Meet the next generation of mutant heroes: Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams are set to star in Fox’s X-Men spin-off movie The New Mutants, EW has confirmed.
Taylor-Joy, who broke out as the star of the 17th-century horror story The Witch, will play Magik, a young sorceress who is also the sister of the X-Men bruiser Colossus. Williams, known for her role as Arya Stark on the HBO hit Game of Thrones, will portray Wolfsbane, a lycanthrope struggling to reconcile her powers with her religious beliefs.
Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is directing The New Mutants from a script he wrote with Knate Gwaltney. Based on the Marvel comic first published in 1982, the film will focus on a diverse group of teenage mutants who are still coming of age. Sources have said the project will have a “John Hughes meets Stephen King” vibe.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported Taylor-Joy and Williams’ signing on, the movie is slated to begin production in July.