Maisie Williams is already part of one of the largest entertainment properties on Earth, Game of Thrones (heading into its sixth season), and now she may be joining a similarly enormous property: X-Men. That alone would make for jaw-dropping news, but Williams possibly scoring both and only being 18-years-old (soon to be 19) makes it all the more incredible. If the casting happens she'll be joining Sophie Turner, who currently plays Williams' sister on GoT, set to debut her Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse.
According to io9, Hitfix exclusively reports Williams could be cast for the New Mutants X-Men film. Williams is playing Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) Hitfix reports. As Hitfix explains Sinclair has the ability to turn into a wolf, which is funny for GoT fans since Williams is a member of House Stark for which the wolf is a symbol. Other young talent being plucked for New Mutants is Anya Taylor-Joy, who was, dare I say it, a joy to watch in The Witch (currently heading back to theaters this weekend). Taylor-Joy will reportedly play Magik a.k.a. Illya Rasputin.
The new Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, Alexandra Shipp, will also play Storm for New Mutants writes Hitfix. Joining them will be James McAvoy as Professor X.
Simon Kinberg, an X-Men producer, told IGN New Mutants had a "YA [Young Adult] vibe."
X-Men: Apocalypse premieres May 27, 2016.