Right now, Fox has been doing their best to try and diversify their X-Men cinematic universe, and even before the record-breaking success of Deadpool earlier this year, the studio had already announced plans for a New Mutants movie, directed by Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone. In addition to their troubles getting the Gambit spin-off back on track though, there hasn’t been much news about the New Mutants film since its announcement.
Looks like things are moving along steadily enough on the project though, as X-Men producer and all powerful overseer Simon Kinberg gave a long-awaited update on the mysterious project to IGN recently, teasing the film’s unique and separate tone from the other X-Men films:
“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…. 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.”
In addition to just the general mystery surrounding the project though, the rumors and possibilities of who might and might not be featured in the film has been a hot topic amongst the fan community, and while he wouldn’t say who will be making their appearances throughout, he did say that the list itself is quite substantial at the moment:
“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.”
The writer and producer then went on to say that there will be “some familiar faces” featured throughout the film, though wouldn’t elaborate much further than that. Considering he made his comic book debut in New Mutants, is it possible that one of those familiar faces could end up being Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool? If it has a YA vibe to it, then I’m gonna go ahead and say probably not, though it would be a nice nod to comic book fans.
Several team members from the comics have already made their appearances in some of the films before, including Warpath, Blink, and Sunspot, so we’ll have to wait and see if the team itself will be comprised of entirely new faces, or a mix of new and old.
In my opinion though, Boone has yet to make anything all that extraordinary after Stuck in Love and The Fault in Our Stars, so out of everyone involved, he’s the one I’m most skeptical about at the moment. A YA vibe could certainly work with New Mutants, and Boone has more than enough experience in that genre, I just hope it ends up being better than his previous YA outings.
The New Mutants film is currently in development.
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