One of the three new X-Men related films that are coming out in 2018 is the new spin-off film New Mutants from director Josh Boone. In the last couple of weeks, new actors have joined the upcoming project in leading roles like Moonstar, Sunspot and more.
As production on the new X-Men spin-off is getting closer to start, the casting department is finishing on rounding out its cast. Thanks to Project Casting, we now know that New Mutants is currently casting a younger version for one of the leading roles. With the code name “ANNA”, it is most likely for Anya Taylor-Joy’s character Magik.
“YOUNG ANNA – Female, 9 – 12; preferably blonde, or willing to temporary color; Russian accent or Russian language skills.”
The casting call is also looking for a young female to play an Asian character. Even though we didn’t get a code name for this role, could the New Mutants be adding Xi’an Coy Manh a.k.a. Karma?
“YOUNG FEMALE – 18 to 22 years old; Asian. Scheduled to shoot in MA for one or more days between 7/20 and 8/16.”
In the comics, Karma was actually one of the founding members of the New Mutants so it would make sense to add her to the line-up. With San Diego Comic-Con coming up, hopefully we will have more news on the New Mutants film.
Josh Boone’s New Mutants, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga as Sunspot and Blu Hunt as Moonstar, arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018.
Source: Project Casting
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big-screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focus on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Did I miss your favorite character? Well, let me know in the comment section why they should be included! So hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big-screen next!