UPDATE - Fox has since denied these casting rumors.
While Fox has been given headaches from now one of its most problematic properties, Channing Tatum's 'Gambit', there is no doubt the studio is doing something right with proved hits like 'Deadpool' and an upcoming addition to their already highly profitable franchise in the form of '[X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267)'.
Well now, it seems that another film is about to take center stage in Fox's X-Men universe 'New Mutants'. HitFix is reporting that 'The Fault in our Stars' director Josh Boon, who is helming the film and co-writer Knate Gwaltney have their first four cast members locked in. Below are Wolfsbane and Magik, the two mutants that have reportedly been cast:
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) is now signed on as Wolfsbane a.k.a. Rahne Sincalir, a shape-shifting werewolf.
HitFix also reports that Ana Taylor-Joy (The Witch) wowed producers Simon Kinberg and Laura Schuler-Donner because she'll be playing Illya Rasputin a.k.a Magik, also Colossus' sister.
Apparently, they are also casting Cannonball, Sunspot (who appeared in 'Days of Future Past) and Mirage but there's no one set yet. But this shows the lineup will be very close to the source material.
Now come the two biggest surprises: Alexandra Shipp, who plays Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will make the jump to 'New Mutants'.
And the biggest: James McAvoy, who has portrayed Professor Charles Xavier since 'X-Men: First Class' in 2011, is expected to not only appear in 'New Mutants', but also have a prominent role.
While HitFix is a reliable source of information, it's important to know this information isn't official and could change at any given moment. They didn't say if Brianna Hildebrand, who plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead in 'Deadpool' is signed on to reprise her role.
The big question remains though: which mystery release date will 'New Mutants' take? Will it release in 2017 or 2018?
What do you think? Is is true? Would you be excited to see James McAvoy and Alexandra Shipp reprise their respective roles as Charles Xavier and Storm?
ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE 'NEW MUTANTS' TO FINALLY COME TO THE BIG SCREEN?