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Josh Boone has cast his first two New Mutants

May 11th, 2017 by Marc Comments

It’s been confirmed that X-Men spinoff, New Mutants, has found its first two stars…

first off, it’s been no secret that Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (above, right) was rumoured attached to the movie (here) but now it’s been confirmed that she will play Scottish mutant Wolfsbane who can turn into a wolf/werewolf type creature which conflicts with her religious beliefs.

Next up, Split and The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy (above, left) will star as Russian mutant, Magik, a character who has magic abilities, travels by teleportation and is the sister of the already established in the X-Men universe, Colossus.

Director Josh Boone is hoping to kick off filming in June from a script he wrote with Knate Gwaltney.

The New Mutants were created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod in the 1980s and were the first X-Men spin-off series.

The movie will also focus on Native American Danielle Moonstar, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball and an alien named Warlock.



This also means that both Game of Thrones actresses Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are officially X-Men with Turner now playing Jean Grey in the main X-Men movies.

Are you excited for the casting? Let us know…

New Mutants is expected to arrive on April 13th, 2018

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….