‘New Mutants’ Director Reveals Plans For Warlock & Karma In Sequel

Karma Warlock New Mutants Josh Boone X-Men MarvelJust in time for Halloween, the suspense-filled first trailer for New Mutants hit the web earlier today which provided us with a first look at the live-action iterations of popular X-Men characters such as Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy), Cannonball (Charlie Heaton) and more.

Although the cast of characters featured in New Mutants might be more familiar longtime readers of the comics, there is no doubt the average moviegoer will not only wonder if this film will be connected to the previous films in the X-Men film series but also if any other mutants from Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngers may pop up.

In an interview with IGN, New Mutants director Josh Boone remained tight-lipped on the possibility of the likes of Storm or Cyclops making an appearance in the film but confirmed that the film is very much a part of the long-running X-Men film series:

“I can’t … there’s some things I can’t talk about. I can just say it is connected to and a part of the X-Men universe, and will continue to be a part of the X-Men universe and will be a part of that as it opens up in the next movies and all that.”

Boone also advises that there are plans for the film to spawn future films that will no doubt introduce some of the most popular New Mutants characters that fans will notice won’t be appearing in the film:

“Every video complains online about characters that aren’t in it right now. I will say we’re going to introduce new characters in the next movie as well. Characters like Karma and Warlock, and all that will be in future movies.”

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.

Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!

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Michael Vassallo

Michael Vassallo

A freelance journalist since 2015 based out of Central Florida. Michael is a collector of vinyl records, comic books, a coffeephile and an overall nerd....