‘New Mutants’ Director Opens Up About The Film’s Time Period

bill sienkiewicz new mutants x-menThe X-Men movies are a longrunning film series that has not only explored time travel and has a trilogy of films that span from the 1960s through the 1980s, but also took us on a trip into the distant future in this year’s Logan.

Given the X-Men film’s somewhat sporadic chronological order, it can be pretty daunting to follow the continuity.

However, when it comes to the New Mutants, director Josh Boone has confirmed that the film will take place in the present day by simply stating, “It takes place present day.” The film will, of course, take a break from all the time jumping that we saw in the previous X-Men films and seemingly put it in the same time period as Deadpool and its upcoming sequel Deadpool 2, whereas the forthcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix will take place in the 1990s.

With the confirmation of New Mutants taking place in the present day, it appears as though Boone wants the upcoming superhero horror film to be as accessible as possible for longtime and new X-Men fans alike.

New Mutants will arrive on April 13, 2018. The movie is directed by Josh Boone and has a cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin (Magik), Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane), Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa (Sunspot), Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar (Mirage), and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.

Source: IGN

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So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.

There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.

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Michael Vassallo

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