Game of Thrones actress, Maisie Williams is reportedly starring in a new superhero film entitled, The New Mutants, based on the Marvel comic book of the same title.
Set within the X-Men universe, the new movie will have quite a significant difference from all the other superheroes we’ve seen before: It’s going to be a horror movie.
As if a nod to her Game of Thrones character, Maisie Williams will take on the role of Wolfsbane, alongside other young stars like Anya Taylor-Joy (Split).
Entertainment Weekly also reported that Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) and Rosario Dawson will join the cast.
The New Mutants is based on the story created by Chris Claremont in the 80’s, though the original doesn’t fall under the horror genre, it definitely was a little darker and more gothic than the X-Men franchise.
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” said Josh Boone, who is set to direct the upcoming film franchise. “There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
The new film will reportedly have a strong “YA vibe,” which is probably why producers chose The Fault In Our Stars director.
Describing how The New Mutants related to him, Boone said: “I was raised by very religious parents. They were Evangelical Southern Baptists and they believed in the rapture; they believed the devil was real; they believed in demons… “
“I’m not the 12 year old who decided to write Stephen King a letter and loved Marvel Comics anymore, but I try to hold myself accountable to that kid,” he said. “Because that kid is what keeps me from becoming a Hollywood whore. I look back and think: Would he think this would be cool? Would he proud of me? Did I fulfill the dream we had when we were kids? So yeah, you can definitely say I’m excited.”
Meanwhile, a NYLON insider revealed some of the movie’s plot details: “Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world—they’re just trying to save themselves.”
The New Mutants is expected to come out in 2018.