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New X-Men movie gets title, release date, commencement date and is it a new trilogy?

December 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments


It looks like the X-Men franchise is alive and well over at FOX as Josh Boone’s upcoming entry is the beginning of a new trilogy.

The director, talking about the upcoming superhero movie, explained his plan when he approached FOX and why he wanted to make it:  “We had loved this X-Men spinoff, The New Mutants. 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.”

So a New Mutants trilogy, huh? We can certainly get behind that and as for the name of The Fault In Our Stars’ director’s movie? Well, it is called: X-Men: The New Mutants.

Well, it says all it needs to, doesn’t it?

Latest word on the street has it filming next May with a Spring 2018 release.

Are you looking forward to the next step into the X-Universe? Let us know.

Oh, and speaking of X-Men, here’s a new trailer for Legion

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….