Another member of the Stark family may be headed for the world of mutants.
[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]ovie site Hitfix recently reported that Maisie Williams is potentially attached to star in the latest project in the X-Men cinematic ‘verse, X-Men: The New Mutants. Williams follows in the footsteps of her Game of Thrones co-star, Sophie Turner, who’s set to play a young Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse this May.
Williams is said to be taking on the role of Wolfsbane (also known as Rahne Sinclair), a scottish shape-shifter who forms one of the members of the teen mutant team. Alongside the news of Williams’ potential role comes word that The Witch actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, is also rumoured to be cast as Magik (also known as Illya Rasputin), the Russian sorceress capable of teleportation.
The pair will join Alexander Shipp who will reprise her role of a young Storm from Apocalypse, and James McAvoy is also expected to appear once more as Professor X.
Josh Boone – known for romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars – will be directing the new X-Men project, as well as co-writing the film along with writer Kante Gwaltney.
The roles of Sunspot, Mirage and Cannonball have yet to be cast, but it’s great to finally hear of some potential actors who will form the young team.
Since it’s only in development, we’ve had no release date for New Mutants, but you can catch X-Men: Apocalypse May 27.