Magik in New Mutants
New Mutants will come out on April 3, 2020 by Disney after it acquired 20th Century Fox directed by Josh Boone. This movie will be different from those superheroes movie because it will be a horror movie. New Mutants is about 5 young mutants discovering their powers and saving themselves.
The five new mutants are Magik, Cannonball, Mirage, Wolfsbane and Sunspot. This post will talk about Magik. Read my other blog Collecting Profile: New Mutantsfor the others.
Anya Taylor-Joy will play the character of Magik (Illyana Rasputin), a Russian mutant who has the ability to teleport. She is the sister of Colossus, a member of the X-Men family, seen in Deadpool and Deadpool 2. Anya is famous for her role in Split (2016) and Glass (2018).
While doing press for Glass, Anya mentioned her character in New Mutants as a “badass bitch from hell.”. We will have to wait to April to find out.
In another interview, Anya says
“My character is sassy as fuck and mental and Russian and crazy and I love her”
A new trailer for this movie appeared on Monday, January 6. The trailer looks awesome!
Illyana Rasputin first appeared in Giant Sized X-Men #1 (May 1975) created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum. Magik first appeared in New Mutants #14 (April 1984) created by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema. Unfortunately, Magik is not on the cover.
A copy of Giant Sized X-Men #1 CGC 9.8 sold for $9,369.99 back in May 2018. This is a great book in any condition to buy because it is also the first appearance of new X-Men (Sunfire, Banshee, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Thunderbird and Nightcrawler). A copy of Giant Sized X-Men #1 CGC 9.8 sold for $11, 141.75 on December 2 2018. A copy of Giant Sized X-Men # 1 CGC 9.8 sold for $11,100 on February 22, 2019.
On December 26, 2019, there was a copy sold for $14,995 as BIN. Couple days later an auctioned copy sold for $10,100 on December 29.