Maisie Williams might just play the role of Wolfsbane in the up and coming X-Men spinoff, “New Mutants”. The rumor sparked when Josh Boone posted recently an artwork that seemingly looked like Williams as Wolfsbane. The “Game of Thrones” star has been linked even before to the spinoff production and this post might just have confirmed her part.
Though Maisie Williams and the “New Mutants” production has yet to really confirm whether or not the young actress will be part of the cast, Josh Boone’s Twitter post pretty much gave it away. The post that was of an artwork featuring Williams as Wolfsbane was paired with a caption that says “Wolfsbane by Mid-World’s very own…” and tagged the young actress and illustrator Ashley R. Guillory. Boone has already announced before the mutant characters lined up for the new X-Men spinoff movie and it included Wolfsbane.
Aside from Williams, young actress Anya Taylor-Joy has also been rumored to play the role of Magik in “New Mutants”. Williams’s rumored role, Wolfsbane is described as a Scottish mutant that possesses the ability to transform into a wolf and a human. She first appeared in the Marvel universe in 1982 in the comics of “New Mutants”.
The other mutants who will be teamed up in “New Mutants” are Magik, Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock. While the cast of the main characters has yet to be announced, it has already been reported that Alexandra Shipp will reprise her role as Storm from the movie, “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Boone has also requested James McAvoy to return to the spinoff movie to reprise his role as the young Professor X.
It has already been announced that 20th Century Fox is aiming to release “New Mutants” in spring 2017. The filming for the production of the X-Men spinoff movie will reportedly start in May 2017. The production is also keen on making a mutant movie that isn’t just all action but more of horror.