We’ve known since SDCC that Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, who plays Aria Stark, was favoured for a movie adaptation of The Last of Us (here) as Ellie.
Now the young actress is talking about just how involved she really is: “I had a lunch a little while ago and we spoke about the possibility of me playing Ellie and that’s really exciting and I would absolutely love to. It kind of all came about on Twitter a long time ago. The power of Twitter still never ceases to amaze me. I went to a lunch and we spoke a little bit about it, and then they announced at Comic Con that we had spoken about it and since then in like every interview people have been asking me about it. Honestly I would love to and I think they would love me to play Ellie also, and that’s where it is at the moment. There’s no script, no director, it’s still very early days for the whole project, but if it all goes ahead soon enough I think, yeah, I would love to.”
The script is currently being written by the writer of the game Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann.
On an interesting side note, she also said she, like every other actor and actress, is looking at a superhero role albeit an original on ie not Marvel or DC: “There’s not much I can talk about, but there’s actually been a very exciting project and a very exciting group of people who have approached me about a new series. I can’t say the title, I’m not saying anything about it, but it’s in that sort of superhero vein, in the same vein as Kick-Ass where the superhero is not super and just has great intentions. That would not be happening yet, it would be happening in a few years, but something that we’ve been in talks about for a little while and I’m really, really, really excited about it… it was going to originally be written as a graphic novel, it’s not based on anything. It was kind of inspired just from walking around Comic-Con and seeing so many woman dressed as all these sexualized female superheroes and just thinking if I was a superhero, I would just want to wear a hoodie and jeans, and taking that and making it into a superhero that isn’t wearing spandex and isn’t a sexy Catwoman or that sort of thing.”
So there you have it; do you think she’d be a good choice for Ellie? Could you see her as a crime fighter? Let us know…