X-Men 'New Mutants' Film Moves Forward as Pre-Production Begins

Sunday, 09 April 2017 - 4:38PM
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Sunday, 09 April 2017 - 4:38PM
X-Men 'New Mutants' Film Moves Forward as Pre-Production Begins
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Fox's cinematic universe of X-Men movies has grown quiet post-Logan. Beyond a short and silly Deadpool 2 teaser, we haven't seen much of the upcoming X-Men films. But that may change soon, because the long-planned New Mutants film seems to be getting off the ground.

Director Josh Boone has been teasing that the film is entering pre-production on his Instagram, posting photos of him working (and taking breaks) on the film at Fox production offices. The first image, of a New Mutants birthday cake, isn't too much confirmation of anything beyond that he was in production offices for his April 5 birthday - his more recent post is more conclusive, of him working on a 20th Century Fox studio lot for the New Mutants film.

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First announced back in 2015 and scheduled to come out next year, New Mutants is a spin-off that will follow a team of young mutants at Professor Xavier's school. James McAvoy is set to reappear as a young Professor X (now that Patrick Stewart has retired from the character), while recent reports point to the monstrous Demon Bear as the film's villain.

Maisie Williams (Arya on Game of Thrones) is thought to be playing the lycanthropic mutant Wolfsbane, with similar talk that Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) will play Magik. Some shakier rumors claim Nat Wolff will play Cannonball, which is very possible as Wolff starred in Boone's young adult drama A Fault in Our Stars. Beyond Wolfsbane, Magik, and Cannonball, other common New Mutants players like Sunspot, Mirage, and Warlock have been hinted at by Boone. 

If none of this sounds completely conclusive, that's because it isn't - Fox has made few official announcements about the film, so Boone's active Instagram account is often all we have to go on. But this is Boone's movie, and he's working on a movie set and calling out New Mutants, so things are looking up for the team of teenage X-Men.

Via: Screen Rant
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