If you have lived under a rock for the past few years, the following may shock you: Fox’s X-Men franchise isn’t going away anytime soon. Since 2011, the series has cranked out success after success, with this year’s Logan earning over $525 million worldwide – as well as critical acclaim. One project that has been in-development for quite some time, is Josh Boone’s New Mutants. Boone – who wrote and directed the 2014 hit, The Fault In Our Stars – has been slated to helm the project for over a year.
Thanks to Boone’s official Instagram, we can now – officially – say that New Mutants is in pre-production. The movie’s screenplay was composed by (500) Days of Summer‘s Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; two of Hollywood’s best writers. Boone celebrated his birthday a 2 days ago, and thus revealed his pretty awesome birthday cake with the caption, “#prep #newmutants #productionoffices.” Boone also took to Instagram to reveal that he is at the Fox Lot – developing the new film.
You can check out Boone’s pictures below:
There is currently no scheduled release date for the new film, but we should expect it to hit sometime in 2019. Are you guys excited to see the new movie? I think it is a really exciting time to be an X-Men fan. With Deadpool 2 – hopefully retitled 2Dead2Pool – set to hit theatres next year, as well as a new X-Men project, the future looks very bright for the Mutants!
New Mutants is in pre-production.
6 Directors Who Should Direct The Next ‘X-Men’ Movie
Rumors are swirling about Simon Kinberg possibly directing the next X-men movie for Fox. The longtime writer and producer of the franchise has been negotiating via the press to make the case for his directorial debut on X-Men: Supernova, a re-adaptation of the Dark Phoenix storyline he scripted. Personally though, I wish Fox would hand the franchise over to someone with fresh eyes.
With Logan proving that smaller, more personal stories work just as well (or more) than the average destruction-fueled rampage we saw in X-Men: Apocalypse, I want a director who can make the emotional and personal scenes feel like the most important parts of the movie. Remember the first X-Men movie where the emotional connection between Wolverine and Rogue was the most important beat of the story? Ahh, the good old days. Mutants, and the persecution they endure for their superpowers, are an allegory for the discrimination, bigotry, and racism that humans face every day. I’m not saying this movie needs to be outright political, but the franchise has a history of highlighting emotional barriers to distinguish the X-Men from the rest of the MCU.
Who do you guys want to direct the next X-Men movie? Hit the comment section and let me know! Click Next to find out 6 directors who should take on the X-Men!