Deadline are reporting that Fox Studios have inked a deal with Josh Boone, director of Fault In Our Stars to helm a big screen adaptation of the X-Men spin-off New Mutants. As well as directing, Boone will co-write with Knate Gwaltney, while Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner.
Speaking about the upcoming movie, which as yet has no release date, Kinberg said: “We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters.”
The announcement means there’s now a potential six X-Men universe films in the pipeline from Fox, with X-Men Apocalypse and Deadpool at an advanced stage, while a third Wolverine solo outing and debuts for X-Force and Gambit are looking likely further down the line.
The New Mutants first appeared in a Marvel Original Graphic Novel in 1982. Created by X-Men writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, the strip focused on the young mutant teenagers who made up the new class at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters.
The ongoing series ran for 100 issues and would see fan-favourite artists like Bill Sienkiewicz and Rob Liefield on long runs before a change in direction saw the title and the team renamed as X-Force.
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