‘The New Mutants’: Josh Boone Wants To Direct A ‘Spider-Man’ Movie

He's already taken on one set of teen heroes, could Josh Boone manage 'Spider-Man'?

The New Mutants director Josh Boone revealed he wishes he could take on a Spider-Man movie after his X-Men debut.

Although many fas aren’t sure when they’ll be seeing Josh Boone’s The New Mutants amidst the ongoing pandemic, the director recently revealed which other superhero he’d like to take on next. Boone recently opened up about the film, explaining it was meant to have references to the wider X-Men universe through Magik and her brother Colossus, who was last seen in Deadpool 2. But in recent interview with Screen Rant, the director said he’d love a shot at directing Spider-Man.

While Marvel and Sony seem confident in Jon Watts’ directing talents with the current Spider-Man franchise starring Tom Holland, director Josh Boone explained that like most other creatives interested in comic book heroes, he wishes he could make a film starring the Web-Slinger. Boone previously pointed out that he doesn’t think his mutant movie would fit in well with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But he was keen to say that he’d look at any project that is offered to him. Perhaps he could take on one of Sony’s Marvel characters in the future after Venom 2 and Morbius.

“I don’t know, man. I’d look at any opportunity that came my way. Our favorite character growing up, more than any other, was always Spider-Man. So we’ll be like everybody else, We wish we could make a Spider-Man movie!”

Would you like to see Josh Boone take on a Spider-Man movie? Are you excited to see The New Mutants? Sound-off in the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:

In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.

Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.

Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.

The New Mutants is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on August 28th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The New Mutants and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Screen Rant

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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