‘The New Mutants’ Director Shades ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

The New Mutants director Josh Boone isn’t above taking cracks at other X-Men films and took a shot at Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix.

Last year, Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoneix was released into theaters to negative reviews and box office indifference. It currently holds a 23% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and only earned roughly $250M on what was reported to be a $200M budget. But apparently the failure of Sophie Turner’s X-Men film has made The New Mutants director a bit more confident in his film.

During a recent interview, The New Mutants director Josh Boone couldn’t help but take a shot at the film, saying he felt less pressure, having made the first X-Men film after Dark Phoneix:

“Look, you can only go up after Dark Phoenix. That’s not to say anything bad about the people involved, but it was what it was. Honestly, I feel less pressure now that I did ahead of [the first stated release date]. Because we’ve tested our movie so many times, and audiences have loved it.”

What do you all make of Josh Boone’s comments? Can The New Mutants only be a step upwards from Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix film? Are you looking forward to the new X-Men movie? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:

20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

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 will be released on an undetermined date.

Source: Empire via Comicbook.com

Trey Griffeth

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