We could be seeing Professor X in New Mutants
The New Mutants is in pre-production right now, and rumors are beginning to swirl. Many expect classic New Mutants characters such as Mirage, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Cannonball, Magik and Warlock to appear in the film. Rumored star of the film, Anya Taylor-Joy, may have let a few spoilers slip about the upcoming movie in an interview with ComingSoon.
“I have (seen the Demon Bear animatic), it’s pretty cool,” Taylor-Joy said in the interview. It has rumored that the film will be based on the classic Demon Bear Saga from the NM comic series. “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.”
During the interview, ComingSoon pressed her about McAvoy’s involvement in the film. She had this to say:
“I mean, I think James is already a part of it, isn’t he?”
New Mutants is set to start filming in the summer of 2017. These reports should be taken strictly as rumors for the time being. Fox hasn’t denied or confirmed anything about the upcoming film.
What do you guys think of the reports? Would you like to see McAvoy return as Charles Xavier in the New Mutants film? McAvoy was decent in the role, but I don’t think they’ll find anyone better suited for the role than Patrick Stewart. Are there any other X-Men alumni that you’d like to see pop up in this new universe? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so tell us your theories and thoughts in the comments below!