Although production for “The New Mutants” is expected to begin in the next few months, the X-Men spinoff is still pretty much shrouded in mystery and fans are still wondering how it will connect to the “X-Men” franchise.
During a recent interview, a fellow cast member let slip that James McAvoy will be reprising his role as Professor X aka Charles Xavier in the next “X-Men” instalment. McAvoy has appeared as the powerful mutant in 3 films so far – “X-Men: First Class”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, and “X-Men: Apocalypse“.
In speaking with Coming Soon, Anya Taylor-Joy, who is also co-starring alongside McAvoy in the psycho-horror film, “Split“, reaffirmed that Demon Bear will be the film’s antagonists. “I have (seen the Demon Bear animatic), it’s pretty cool. I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. I can’t say very much, but I would love to be a part of it. I think this year’s gonna be very exciting,” said the actress.
For “The New Mutants”, 20th Century Fox will be introducing a new cast of characters to the onscreen X-verse. Taylor-Joy has been rumoured to take on the role of Colossus’ younger sister, Magik. Since there hasn’t been an official cast announcement yet, the actress is being careful not to reveal too much about the role she’s likely to play.
However, she was more forthcoming about McAvoy’s involvement in “New Mutants”. “I mean, I think James is already a part of it, isn’t he?” she replied when asked if she’ll be reuniting with her “Split” costar. Considering that most of the young mutants studied and lived at Professor X’s school, it would make a lot of sense to include Charles Xavier in the storyline moving forward.
Previous rumours have “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams playing Wolfsbane, while Nat Wolf (“Paper Towns”) is said to be in the running for Cannonball. Dani Moonstar aka Mirage, Sunspot, and Warlock will also be part of the team.
“The New Mutants” is expected to be released in 2018.