Maisie Williams & Anya Taylor-Joy To Star In X-Men

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Williams will play Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf. Thankfully, THR has reported that the casting department on New Mutants is also making a concerted effort to cast the appropriate actors of color for the roles of Moonstar and Sunspot, who are Native American and Brazilian, respectively. She's an ideal age (the New Mutants crew is basically a young adult version of the X-Men), and has already demonstrated that she can pull off Wolfsbane's fierceness with her performance as the headstrong Stark on Game of Thrones.

Taylor-Joy broke out with the 2015 award-winning period horror movie The Witch and starred with James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan's surprise hit, Split.

Powers: Mystical armor, psionic shields, well-versed in sorcery, ability to teleport through her Stepping Discs and total control over her own alternate dimension, called Limno. Excited for a New Mutants movie?

The New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982.

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Williams and Taylor-Joy are the first key cast members in Boone's diverse ensemble, which will also include Danielle Moonstar, Sunspot, Cannonball, and an alien named Warlock.

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.

The movie will arrive sometime in 2018, with production set to begin in July.

Two new mutants have joined the X-Men family.

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