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Old 05-13-15, 03:47 PM   #1
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New Mutants (2018, D: Josh Boone)

The X-Spinoffs continue

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EXCLUSIVE: Fox has closed a deal with The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a standalone spinoff that expands its X-Men movie universe. The series, already part of the X-Men Comics universe, introduces a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers. Boone will co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner.

It is not surprising that the studio would want Boone to grow into bigger things. He came out of nowhere to direct The Fault in Our Stars, an adaptation of the John Green novel The Fault In Our Stars. The book had a rabid youthful fan base, but Boone showed a strong feel in bringing youthful pathos to the screen, and while Shailene Woodley was already an emerging star, both Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff broke through as new stars on that film. The result was a $12 million budget Fox 2000 film that grossed $307 million worldwide. Boone became a hot director right away off that success, and among the projects he has been linked to are adaptations of the Stephen King novels The Stand and Lisey’s Story. He’s also been mentioned as one of the directors Marvel and Sony have been sweet on for the live action Spider-Man franchise reboot. Next up for him is The Vampire Chronicles at Universal, a reboot based on the Anne Rice novels that were turned into Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The Stand would go after, so The New Mutants is a couple years away.

Said Kinberg of the X-Men expansion with Boone: “We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters.”

Fox has done well mining its X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds is playing Deadpool with Tim Miller directing, and Bryan Singer is directing X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016. James Mangold and Hugh Jackman are also doing another Wolverine installment with Hugh Jackman. Behind those is Gambit, a movie that has Channing Tatum attached to star. Those are the current X-Men priorities but it is proactive of Fox to keep new films in the pipeline and to reengage Boone, who’s repped by CAA and attorney Gregory Slewett. Gwaltney is also CAA.
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Maybe Blink will be in this one.
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Sounds cool. I wonder what characters will be included, particularly if they're still trying to do something with X-Force.
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Sounds cool. I wonder what characters will be included, particularly if they're still trying to do something with X-Force.
Maybe one will lead to the other like in the books.
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They'd have to setup Cable in there toward's the end.
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Old 05-13-15, 04:17 PM   #6
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Cable would look like real shit on the big screen.
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So whom have we seen? Sunspot and Warpath were the only ones that was shown in the X-Films?
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I see something that looks like feet so that can't be Liefeld.
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Fox hiring the director of The Fault of Our Stars to take on The New Mutants sounds very familiar to Sony hiring Marc Webb to do Amazing Spider-Man. Webb's prior film was (500) Days of Summer.
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Cable would look like real shit on the big screen.
Stephen Lang as Cable and Legacy Effects doing the make-up FX would change all that.
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put white hair on sebastian stan's winter soldier and you've got cable.
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Old 05-13-15, 06:03 PM   #14
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Wasn't First Class basically a New Mutants type of movie? Hopefully Apocalypse will at least give us some kind of established X-men team, before they introduce the junior version.
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Wasn't First Class basically a New Mutants type of movie? Hopefully Apocalypse will at least give us some kind of established X-men team, before they introduce the junior version.
No, think of First Class as the Star Trek reboot. New Mutants would then be ST:TNG.
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The X-Men movie universe is starting to grow in big ways and with Deadpool a smash hit and Gambit in the works (though production has been delayed until later this year), you’re going to be seeing a lot more films branching off from the core series.

At the Star Wars Rebels season finale screening this week, I asked Simon Kinberg – who is an EP on Rebels, while also playing a key role as a producer on the X-Men films – for an update on one of those projects, The New Mutants. Last year it was revealed that Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) was attached to co-write and direct the film, based on the Marvel comic about a team of young X-Men in training.

Said Kinberg, of the current status of The New Mutants, “Josh Boone and his writing partner are working on the script. They're doing a really nice job of it, and it's a really cool one, because in many ways, like Deadpool was so different from the mainline X-Men movies, New Mutants… It’s maybe not as different as Deadpool, but it has its own unique, original voice to it."

Added Kinberg, "That's the fun for me, working in the X-Men universe, creating these sort of standalone movies that have a different vibe to them. And New Mutants has more of a YA [Young Adult] vibe to it.”

As for the characters we might see in the film, Kinberg noted that when it came to X-Men and New Mutant-related characters the films haven’t used yet, “There's a very deep bench. There's a long, long list of names, and I'll tell you some of the names on that list I don't even know. That's how deep it goes.”

Previous X-Men movies have used characters associated with the New Mutants, including Warpath, Sunspot and, of course, Professor X, the team’s original mentor. Speaking to whether we might see any already-introduced characters from the X-Men movies in the New Mutants film, Kinberg remarked, “Traditionally, the New Mutants have some characters that cross over from the mainline X-Men movies. As we are going, I would say it's likely that you will see some familiar faces.”

I couldn’t help but mention to Kinberg that I had my own lifelong affection for the New Mutant character Magik/Illyana Rasputin and had my fingers crossed she’d make it into the film. Kinberg replied, with a grin, “It’s a great role… It would be a great role to cast.”
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That's all well and good, but can I get one noir detective film with Madrox leading X-factor? Come on, fox. it'll work. I swear.
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I really want to see the Mojoverse on screen.

I have a special place in my heart for X-Force because that's when I was at the peak of buying monthlies.

An X-Factor film would be cool too.
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Old 04-01-16, 12:51 PM   #19
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With her on-screen sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) already joining the X-Men family in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, it makes perfect sense that the X-Men producers would be looking at the show closely. Now comes word that The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone, currently co-writing the film with Knate Gwaltney, has set his first three cast members for The New Mutants, which is my personal pick for the “It’s about time!” award when it comes to which of these spin-off properties they decided to develop.

And sure enough, Maisie Williams is attached now as Wolfsbane, better known as Rahne Sinclair. When I was a New Mutants fan during the initial run of the title back in the ‘80s, Rahne was always one of the most emotional parts of the puzzle. She’s a shape-shifter, a wee Scottish werewolf, and her immersion into the world of Xavier’s school was part of what hooked me on the series originally.

It appears that Anya Taylor-Joy, who made such an impression on audiences in The Witch, also made an impression on producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler-Donner, as she’ll be stepping up to play Illya Rasputin, aka Magik. That’s a great role, and it makes me laugh that you can almost read The Witch as a prequel at that point.

It looks like they’ll also be casting Cannonball, Sunspot, and Mirage, so they really are going for the most traditional version of the team, the first line-up, and that makes me extremely happy. You can expect James McAvoy to play a significant role in the film, which makes sense, and Alexandra Shipp, who plays Storm in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, will make the jump to this team as well.
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I will be interested to see how and if they connect Illyana and Piotr. How in the world do you translate Warlock to screen? I think Karma is the weakest of the bunch. And we've already seen Sunspot in DOFP, maybe bring in Magma?
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I will be interested to see how and if they connect Illyana and Piotr. How in the world do you translate Warlock to screen? I think Karma is the weakest of the bunch. And we've already seen Sunspot in DOFP, maybe bring in Magma?
Warlock is obviously CGI. Not sure how they would handle his backstory, though.

I'm guessing that New Mutants would take place in the current time period with Deadpool, so having Magik be Colossus' younger sister would work. I think Negasonic Teenage Warhead is supposed to be a New Mutant, wasn't she? And Sunspot could be a younger version of the one in DOFP.
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By the previous articles, i'm not sure if we'll even get to Warlock in the first movie given the rumored cast and the image posted. Really looking to seeing Illyana though, it would be neat if they touched on the aging thing too.
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I have a special place in my heart for X-Force because that's when I was at the peak of buying monthlies.

An X-Factor film would be cool too.
I would love to see the X-Babies. They have to get them in the Deadpool sequel.

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All of the X-Men and mutant characters have such convoluted histories that it's impossible to capture it all in a movie.
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