New Mutants has dropped a plethora of news since its announcement, the latest being that James McAvoy is rumored to be reprising his role as Charles Xavier. According to SuperHeroHype, Ana Taylor-Joy (Witch) spoke about her co-star in the upcoming M Night Shyamalan release Split, and how she’d love to be a part of The New Mutants.
“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.”
When asked about her Split co-star, she replied with, “I mean, I think James is already a part of it isn’t he?” Professor X was seemingly poised to take on a major mentor-ship role within the film. If this is true, there’s a very real chance he might be involved and shepherd the New Mutants into a positive direction.
The animatic in question debuted on Coming Soon and involves the demon bear, a massive supernatural creature that draws its strength from human emotion. According to coming soon, the film will be a departure from the typical sci-fi fare of previous X-Men films and involve a “Stephen King meets John Hughes” horror vibe.
So far Fox’s plans include a Spring 2018 release date for New Mutants. They’ve landed The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone, and will be working from a script by Boone and writing partners Knate Lee, Scott Neustadter, and Micheal H Weber. With speculative casting like Maisie Williams as the mutant Wolfsbane and Ana Taylor-Joy herself as Magik, this so far looks like an incredible film.
What do you think? Are you excited about the potential that New Mutants has to offer? Intrigued to see Professor Xavier will be back on screen? Hoping for a Deadpool cameo? Let us know in the comments below!