Maisie Williams Talks ‘New Mutants’ Rumors, ‘Would Absolutely Love’ to Play Wolfsbane
Just last month, a big rumor suggested that Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie was eyeing Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch breakout Anya Taylor-Joy to star in the X-Men spinoff, with Alexandra Shipp in talks to reprise her role as young Storm from Apocalypse. Fox has predictably denied these rumors, Williams herself sorta-kinda confirms it in a new interview, though it sounds like nothing is close to official as of yet.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Williams was asked about the rumor that she’s being eyed for the role of Wolfsbane in New Mutants. Right out of the gate, the Game of Thrones star says she can’t talk about it, which is a pretty clear indicator that there’s some truth to that rumor:
I can’t say much about it at all, but I would absolutely love to be a part of it, [and] to be a part of the Marvel family. New Mutants looks absolutely incredible and I’ve always loved the idea of spin-offs and [director] Joshua Boone is incredibly talented. So, yeah, sign me up.
Boone previously directed The Fault in Our Stars and has been developing an ambitious adaptation of The Stand, which recently stalled out due to a rights issue. In the meantime, he’s prepping an adaptation of another Stephen King novel, Revival, and is working on New Mutants for Fox. The studio has yet to confirm that Boone will direct in addition to scripting the X-Men spinoff, which will introduce a younger set of mutant characters — and if the rumor of Storm’s involvement is any indication, we may see a couple of familiar faces, too.