Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants is 20th Century Fox‘s latest entry into their world of the X-Men. Based on the classic comic series, the movie comes to theaters April 13, 2018.
While there’s been numerous iterations of the team this one features Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot/Roberto da Costa, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage. The film also features some time X-Man Dr. Cecilia Reyes who is being played by Alice Braga.
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Now, writer/director Josh Boone has posted some beautiful art on Instagram featuring New Mutant Dani Moonstar. Boone is writing and directing the upcoming live action film, X-Men: The New Mutants, starring the classic Marvel comic characters.
Moonstar, who has gone by Psyche and Mirage, is a member of the Mutant superhero team the New Mutants, and was created in 1982 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. The character is one of the highest profile Native American (specifically Cheyenne) characters in comics.
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Director Josh Boone will be tackling the next “X” team to hit the big screen, the New Mutants. The superhero team debuted in Marvel Graphic Novel #4 in 1982 and featured the original line-up of Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane. They’d later gained new members in Cypher, Magma, Magik, and Warlock. The team since then has had a few variations.
Speculation has been going around for some time with people wondering who would make up the movie version of the team. Boone has posted some images to his Instagram account with the hashtag of #newmutants. Could this be the team?
Boone’s New Mutants consists of Magick (aka Illyana Rasputin, the sister of Colossus who has appeared most recently in Deadpool), Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock. This team is close to the most recent version of the team that debuted in 2009.
As reported by Deadline, Fox has closed a deal with director Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a spinoff movie set in the X-Men universe. Boone was the director of The Fault In Our Stars. Boone will join Knate Gwaltney when it comes to writing with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner producing.
The New Mutants comic series launched in 1982 and featured a teenage group of mutants, so Boone who has success with a film focused on that audience makes sense. The original series ran for 100 issues and eventually spun-off into X-Force bringing us characters such as Cable and Deadpool. A second volume was launched in 2003 with a third volume in 2009.
Next year sees two X-Men films, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse and a third Wolverine movie is being worked on as well as a Gambit film starring Channing Tatum.
It’s unknown who will make up this team but the original team featured Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane. Sunspot appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past with the rest yet to be featured as characters. The team has had many versions though as far as a line-up.