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Fox officially announce The New Mutants movie and its director

May 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Josh Boone is a busy man. He’s currently prepping Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles as well as Stephen King’s The Stand and he’s attached to the Spider-man reboot (apparently) and now Fox have officially announced him as the director of the next phase of the X-Men franchise… The New Mutants.

Boone will also co-write the movie version of the Marvel comic which first hit shelves in 1982 along with Knate Gwaltney who wrote the upcoming Halle Berry thriller Kidnap.

Producer Simon 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.”

Don’t expect the movie to happen anytime soon with the workload that Boone is already tied to.

As for who will be in it, characterise, it’s anyone’s guess but the description reads: “a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers.”

Although it might be worth remembering that The original New Mutants team was Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot and Wolfsbane

Source: CBR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….