X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t even in cinemas yet, but already Fox are looking beyond to the future of the franchise, with the New Mutants being touted as the likely direction they will head in.
While The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone, who was reportedly attached as director last year, is still reportedly working on a script with writing partner Kate Gwaltney, a report on Hitfix suggests that Fox already has a few potential casting additions in mind.
First up is none other than Maisie Williams. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will recognise her as Arya Stark from Game Of Thrones – a character who has changed almost beyond recognition since the series began, not to mention Carol Morley’s low-key thriller The Falling and a recurring role in Doctor Who. Apparently, she is poised to play Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, a werewolf-esque mutant who looks like she could be the New Mutants’ Wolverine.
Also apparently on board is Anya Taylor-Joy, who hopefully you’ve seen in brilliant indie horror The Witch. She is reportedly poised to play Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik, a teleporter who later gains a massive sword and becomes queen of Hell. Yep, she has a complex history in the comics. Also, she’s Colossus’s kid sister. Did we mention that?
Aside from that, Alexandra Shipp (who will play Storm in Apocalypse) is apparently being targeted to her reprise her role, as is James McAvoy, who Fox would like to continue to play Professor X. In addition, people are being looked for to play the likes of Canonball, Sunspot (played by Adan Canto in Days Of Future Past, although there’s no word on whether he’ll return) and Mirage, but we’ll bring you the news as we hear it. Hell, this isn’t even confirmed yet…
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