It’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything about Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff, New Mutants, but now producer Simon Kinberg has provided an interesting update on the progress of the script, and also teased which characters we might see on the junior X-team.
While chatting to IGN, Kinberg revealed that Josh Boone (who is also said to be on board to direct) and his writing partner are currently hard at work on the script, and that the movie is shaping up to be something unique to the X-Men universe in much the same way Deadpool was.
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. 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 far as which characters we might see, Kinberg strongly hints that at least a few members of the team will be young mutants we’ve met in previous X-flicks.
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.
Depending on the timeline New Mutants winds up being set, that really could be anyone – but I’d say it’s a safe bet Deadpool’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead will make an appearance here.
Lauren Shuler Donner is also producing the movie, which is expected to aim towards a July 2018 release date. As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.