GoT’s Maisie Williams and Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy are the New Mutants in X-Men

Updated on May 12, 2017 05:37 PM IST

Split star Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams have signed on to star in X-Men spinoff New Mutants.

Maisie Williams in a still from Game of Thrones.
Maisie Williams in a still from Game of Thrones.
Press Trust of India | By, Los Angeles

Split star Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams have signed on to star in X-Men spinoff New Mutants.

Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a young sorceress who is also the sister of the X-Men bruiser Colossus, while Williams will portray Wolfsbane, a lycanthrope struggling to reconcile her powers with her religious beliefs, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Anya Taylot-Joy in a still from Split.
Anya Taylot-Joy in a still from Split.

Josh Boone is directing the film from a script he wrote with Knate Gwaltney. Based on the Marvel comic, the film will focus on a diverse group of teenage mutants who are still coming of age.

The movie is expected to begin production in July this year.

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