Slowly but surely, the X-Men New Mutants movie is in the works. Just this month, reports circulated that a new X-men film will start filming next year. However, fans aren’t sure if this is going to be for the start date of the sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse. But it was then confirmed that it was actually for The New Mutants movie.
— ComicBookMovie.com (@ComicBook_Movie) December 19, 2016
Omega Underground just confirmed that the movie will start filming in Montreal this coming May. Aside from that, it was reported that the film will be officially titled X-Men: The New Mutants. X-Men is included in the title to let viewers know that it’s part of the same Bryan Singer movie franchise. In that also, new characters will be featured.
— HitScreen (@HitScreen) December 18, 2016
Meanwhile, in an interview with Creative Screenwriting, Josh Boone discloses the inspiration for the script that he and Knate Gwaltney turned in. It turns out they originally pitched the trilogy to Simon Kinberg.
He said, “We had loved Bill Sienkiewicz?s run with Chris Claremont that had Demon Bear. It was really dark, interesting, and different from the typical X-Men stories that we had read. After I made The Fault in Our Stars, we made Fox a comic book. It walked them through a trilogy of New Mutant films that would build on each other. We used this program called Comic Life, and took all the images we had loved from the series and strung them together to show them the movie we wanted to do. We brought it to Simon and he really liked it.?
?We?ve been going for the past year and a half to get it ready, and I?m about to go location scout and we have a release date now.”
Josh Boone, the writer and director under 20th Century Fox, did not comment yet on the current status of the X-Men New Mutants movie per comicbook.com. However, rumor has been going around that the theme will be based on the Demon Bear saga. This is one of the most famous stories from the history of the New Mutants comic book. Nevertheless, fans are eager to know about casting announcements. The producers need to make sure they get the right actors for the right characters if they want this sequel to be a big hit with fans. Until then, fans will just have to wait and see.
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