The New Mutants Find Their Director
Good news for people who love weepy teen romances as much as they love butt-kicking teen mutants: Fox has just sealed a deal with The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants.
This standalone X-Men movie spinoff will introduce audiences to a new and younger generation of mutant heroes. Nothing else is known about the film as of now, but feel free to brush up on the comic series, which debuted back in 1982.
The comics gradually introduced such fresh-faced superheroes as Cannonball (who can produce an impenetrable blast field while in flight), Sunspot (who can generate heat and light projection), Karma (who has the power of psychic possession and telepathy), Mirage (who can create solid objects out of pure psionic energy), Wolfsbane (who can transform into a wolf-dude or a full-on wolf), Cypher (who can decipher, like, any language), Magma (who can manipulate lava), Magik (Colossus’ teleporting lil’ sis), and Warlock (a human-machine hybrid).
And here they are in action:
Don’t get too excited, Boone’s next project is The Vampire Chronicles, a cinematic revamp (see what I did there?) of Anne Rice’s novels that were previously turned into 1994’s Interview with the Vampire, starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and a whole bunch of other famous people, and 2002’s far less memorable Queen of the Damned, starring the late R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah.
X-citing news, neverthelss!