The X-Men Cinematic Universe is looking to expand in the coming years and one of those properties is the New Mutants film that we have been hearing about over the past year. In a recent interview with SuperheroHype, actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who has previously expressed interest to play Magik in the film, speculated that James McAvoy, who portrays the young version of Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X, is indeed reprising the role for this film.
“I mean, I think James is already a part of it, isn’t he?”
Should McAvoy indeed be back for the role, it would mark as the actor’s fourth time portraying the iconic character. Taylor-Jay also expressed interest once again to be part of the film, while also talking about having seen the Demon Bear concept art.
“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.”
Back in August 2016, it was reported that the Fault In Our Stars screenwriting duo, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, has joined the creative team to write the screenplay, reuniting with the film’s director Josh Boone. New Mutants is just one among several X-Men franchises, as Deadpool is getting a sequel with David Leitch (John Wick) set to direct. Despite having lost its recent director), Channing Tatum is still signed on to play Gambit in his own solo film. In addition to that, Hugh Jackman will be portraying Wolverine one last time in the upcoming third Wolverine installment, Logan, which comes out in March.
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