This past weekend, the release dates for 20th Century Fox’s next three films in the X-Men franchise were revealed, the first being X-Men: New Mutants, based on the ’80s Marvel comic series which first introduced a brand new team of young mutants into the X-Universe. The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone will helm the film from a script that he co-wrote with Knate Gnawley, and his TFIOS writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Production is set to begin this summer and we now know what the film’s working title will be.
According to Production Weekly, the working title for New Mutants has been revealed to be Growing Pains. This title seems appropriate for the film, which will introduce a whole slew of new young, up-and-coming mutant characters, such as Cannonball, Wolfsbane, Sunspot and Magik, who is actually Colossus’ little sister in the comics (but who’s related in the comics doesn’t always mean much for the Fox X-Men films; see: Nightcrawler and Mystique). The group will team up to face Demon Bear, who we got our first look at when the creature appeared in concept art and animatics late last year. And yes, Demon Bear looks just as insane/awesome as he sounds.
We still don’t know anything official yet about casting for the film. Rumors have suggested that Games of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams may be playing Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, while Nat Wolff (Netflix’s upcoming Deathnote) could be re-teaming with his The Fault in our Stars director to play Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, and Split star Anya Taylor-Joy’s name has come up for Illyana Rasputin/Magik. It has also been rumored that James McAvoy may return as Professor Charles Xavier, that the film might also see the return of Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Monroe/Storm.
X-Men: New Mutants hits theaters April 18, 2018.
Source: Production Weekly
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!