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Report: Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams joins New Mutants

The second Game of Thrones star to become a mutant

Sophie Turner may no longer be the only Game of Thrones actress to join the X-Men universe, according to a new report from HitFix.

Maisie Williams, who plays the young Arya Stark in the series, has reportedly joined the cast of Josh Boone's New Mutants film as one of the lead characters, Wolfsbane. In the comic book series, which ran from 1983 until 1991, Wolfsbane was a Scottish girl who could transform into a wolf-like creature at will. The series focused on a group of five mutants who, like the X-Men before them, studied under Professor Xavier and learned to harness their abilities in order to better protect humanity.

It isn't too surprising that Williams would make the jump from Game of Thrones to a franchise film like X-Men, especially after Fox brought Turner on to Bryan Singer's upcoming mutant film, Apocalypse.

Williams will also reportedly be joined by Ana Taylor-Joy, who made a mark on audiences just last month in Robert Eggers' The Witch. Taylor-Joy will play Magik, the sister of popular X-Man Colossus and whose mystical abilities allow her to transport anyone or anything from Limbo to any place on Earth.

James McAvoy will reprise his role as a young Charles Xavier for the film, with Alexandra Shipp also onboard to play Storm. There's currently no release date for the film.

X-Men: Apocalypse, the last installment in Singer's trilogy, rolls into theaters May 27.

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