Although Fox is still struggling to get the hype up for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, the pieces are coming together for the X-Men: New Mutants, the upcoming spinoff that’s focused on a new team of mutants. Fox still hasn’t officially greenlighted the movie, but reports are already attaching some names to the project.
Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane
Of course, Maisie Williams is still most commonly attached to her role as Arya Starks, a Game of Thrones fan favorite. Williams has starred in a few other films, including the upcoming Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, but New Mutants will be her biggest because of its affiliation with the X-Men brand. Wolfsbane is a Scottish mutant with the ability to turn into a wolf.
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
Williams and Turner play sisters in Game of Thrones. In New Mutants, they’re slated to play teammates. Turner is already playing Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. There’s oddly been a lot of English actors and actresses playing American heroes.
Anya Taylor-Joy as Illya Rasputin/Magik
This would be another big role for Taylor-Joy after starring in The Witch, which still stands as one of the year’s finest films. Magik is a mutant with sorcery abilities who’s also Colossus’s sister. The heavy-hitting mutant appeared in Deadpool.
Alexandra Shipp as Storm
X-Men: Apocalypse is Shipp’s first film taking Halle Berry’s place as Storm. Shipp’s other notable roles include a supporting one in Straight Outta Compton and the eponymous role in the ill-advised Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
James McAvoy as Professor X
Storm and Jean Grey will be played by the same actresses. Professor X is no different. McAvoy has played the X-Men leader in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: First Class.
The Fault in Our Stars‘ director Josh Boone is expected to co-write and direct the film.