'New Mutants' Planned for a Trilogy, Potential Villain Revealed

Director Josh Boone says that the upcoming 'X-Men' spin-off will start a trilogy and reveals possible villain for the first movie.

AceShowbiz - Director Josh Boone has shed some light on what to expect from "The New Mutants". In addition to revealing that the upcoming "X-Men" spin-off would start a trilogy, the filmmaker told Creative Screenwriting that he already had a villain in mind to antagonize the titular group of young mutants in the first movie.

"After I made 'The Fault in Our Stars', we made Fox a comic book," Boone said. "It walked them through a trilogy of 'New Mutant' films that would build on each other. We used this program called Comic Life, and took all the images we had loved from the series and strung them together to show them the movie we wanted to do."

"We brought it to [producer Simon Kinberg] and he really liked it," the 37-year-old helmer continued. "We've been going for the past year and a half to get it ready, and I'm about to go location scout and we have a release date now."

Talking about his early love to Marvel comic books, Boone said that he and co-writer Knate Gwaltney "had loved this 'X-Men' spinoff, 'The New Mutants'." "We had loved Bill Sienkiewicz's run with Chris Claremont that had Demon Bear," he shared. "It was really dark, interesting and different from the typical X-Men stories that we had read."

Both Fox and Marvel haven't given any confirmation regarding the report. As of now, the release date of "The New Mutants" has yet to be announced. Several casting news previously emerged, suggesting that Nat Wolff, Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy were circling the roles of Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Magik respectively.

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