THE NEW MUTANTS: New Image Surfaces As Anya Taylor-Joy Describes Magik As "A Badass Bitch From Hell"
A previously unseen still from The New Mutants has found its way online, giving us a new look at the young cast assembled. Plus, star Anya Taylor-Joy briefly discusses playing Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik.
Jan 19, 2019 11:01 AM EST
Anya-Taylor-Joy reprises the role of Casey Cooke for M. Night Shyamalan's Glass which hits theaters this weekend, but she will also play fan-favorite Marvel Comics character Illyana Rasputin in what will most likely end up being 20th Century Fox's final X-Men film, The New Mutants.
The highly in-demand young actress has mostly been avoiding questions about the movie while doing press for Glass, but she did share a few tidbits with Variety, describing Colossus' little sister as a "badass bitch from Hell."
In addition, we have a previously unreleased still from The New Mutants, which gives us a new look at Magik, as well as Cannonball (Charlie Heaton), Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), Sunspot (Henry Zaga, and a fallen Mirage (Blu Hunt).
Check out the pic below, and get better acquainted with the characters and the actors that play them in our cast breakdown.
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Blu Hunt As Danielle Moonstar/Mirage
Mirage was the main focus of The Demon Bear Saga, and it's been confirmed that the character will also take the lead in The New Mutants movie, which will loosely adapt the popular comic book arc.
Danielle Moonstar is a powerful telepath, with the ability to project vivid images/illusions into her opponents' minds. Though unconfirmed, there's a pretty good chance Mirage is the one responsible for the terrifying visions the others are plagued by in the trailer. In the comics, she takes the shy Rahne Sinclair under her wing and the two become close friends.
Mirage will be played by relative newcomer Blu Hunt, who is part Native American. The 22-year-old has previously appeared in The CW's The Originals, but this will be her first feature role.
Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane
In the comics, Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, is a young a Scottish girl struggling to reconcile her staunch religious beliefs with her ability to transform into a werewolf. She's shy, sheltered and nervous for the most part, but a much darker side is unleashed when the wolf takes over.
Rahne is close with Mirage and Cannonball (whom she has a crush on), but weary of Magik because of her outspoken personality and demonic powers.
Wolfsbane will be portrayed by arguably the most well-known member of the cast, Maisie Williams, who shot to fame as Arya on HBO's Game of Thrones. Williams has also appeared in the likes of Netflix's iBoy and Doctor Who.
Henry Zaga As Roberto da Costa/Sunspot
Roberto da Costa is a brash Brazilian mutant with the ability to channel the sun's energy and gain great strength in the process. He's arrogant and hot-headed, but also fearless and protective of his teammates.
In the comics, he finds himself at odds with pretty much all of his colleagues, though he does develop a friendship/rivalry with Cannonball.
An incarnation - though not a very faithful one - of Sunspot actually appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but the role has been recast for The New Mutants with 13 Reasons Why and Teen Wolf actor Henry Zaga.
Charlie Heaton As Sam Guthrie/Cannonball
Sam Guthrie is the eldest of a large Kentucky coal mining family and the epitome of a southern gent. Sam has the ability to fly at jet speeds while creating an impenetrable force-field, earning him the codename Cannonball.
He co-leads the team with Mirage in the comics, and develops an uneasy friendship with Sunspot. He also looks upon Wolfsbane as a Little sister, unaware that she harbours romantic feelings for him.
Sam will be played by British actor Charlie Heaton, who will be best-known for his impressive turn as Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things. He also appeared with Naoimi Watts in the 2016 thriller, Shut In.
Anya Taylor-Joy As Illyana Rasputin/Magik
Easily the most poplar character on the team, Illyana Rasputin is the younger sister of Colossus and a powerful sorceress. As Magik, she has the ability to teleport to different dimensions and this leads to a darker side of her personality emerging when she spends some time in the demonic realm of Limbo.
Though this initially results in her terrified teammates giving her a wide berth, she eventually learns to balance both sides and work with her fellow mutants.
Magik will be brought to life by Anya Taylor-Joy, who rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin The Witch and has since appeared in the likes of Morgan, Barry and M. Night Shyamalan's Split. She will reprise the role of Casey for the director's currently showing follow-up, Glass.
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