We’ve known for awhile that
This was confirmed on Friday by actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Illyana Rasputin (a.k.a. Magik). Taylor-Joy told
The new character is rumored to be none other than Warlock. The character (not to be confused with Marvel’s Adam Warlock—different character) is a young mutant alien with a contorting black and yellow mechanical body that can transform into any shape. In the comics, the character was often used for visual gags and puns, and other kinds of humorous moments. He is definitely a character that would need a long time to perfect in terms of special effects, could explain the year-long delay.
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There were rumors that Warlock was in an earlier draft of the script but that Josh Boone cut the character out for budgetary reasons. Maybe the studio changed their mind, realizing what a visually arresting character Warlock is, and would therefore likely become a fan favorite? Hopefully the addition of a major new character to the film won’t change the final product too much from what was originally intended.
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