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Game of Thrones Star Maisie Williams May Be Joining the X-Men Universe

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There’s some very big news potentially coming out of the X-Men movie universe. Hot on the heels of this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Hitfix is reporting that two actresses are about to be cast in New Mutants, which is being directed by Josh Boone: Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy.

According to the site, Williams will be playing Wolfsbane, also known as Rahne Sinclair. Taylor-Joy will be Magik, also known as Illya Rasputin. They’ll join a team that includes Storm, played by Alexandra Shipp; James McAvoy’s Professor X is expected to appear as well.


Yet to be cast are actors to play Cannonball, Sunspot, and Mirage, which means Boone (best known for doing The Fault in Our Stars) is going with the traditional team up for the film.


Boone has been attached to New Mutants for a while but if he’s now casting, it seems like it could be coming sooner rather than later. Though the Gambit movie was recently put on hold, after the success of Deadpool, the 20th Century Fox X-Universe is a good place to be.