The New Mutants
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Director: Josh Boone
Writer(s): Josh Boone
Knate Gwaltney
Expected Release: August 2, 2019
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The New Mutants is an upcoming superhero horror film and the thirteenth film in the X-Men film series which follows a new group of young mutants known as the New Mutants battling against the Demon Bear.


The film will be a horror film set in the X-Men universe depicting the inner struggles of a group of adolescent mutants.


Continuty and References to Earth-10005


  • Everyone Has Demons.
  • There is something new to fear.


In May 2015, 20th Century Fox announced Josh Boone would direct a film adaptation of the New Mutants. Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg would be producing the film, while Boone and Knate Gwaltney were set to write the script.[2] In August 2015, Boone shared an image of the script which he was writing along with Gwaltney and was "not done yet."[3] In October 2015, Boone had finished the first draft of the script for the film with Knate Gwaltney.[4] In August 2016, it was reported that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber would write the script with the films line up to include Mirage, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Cannonball, Magik and Warlock.[5] In November 2016, Coming reports that Demon Bear would be an antagonist in the film, the site also reveal that 20th Century Fox is currently targeting a Spring 2018 release date, the film's tone is describing as a "Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie"..[6] Boone announced that Pre-Production has began.[7][8]


  • Director Josh Boone is a major X-Men fan and owns a large amount of their comics.
  • Maisie Williams is the fourth "Game of Thrones" actor to work on an X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister and Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse) and Richard E. Grant (Izembaro and Dr. Zander Rice in Logan).
  • The first live action appearance of Lockheed who will be the companion of Magik in the film instead of Shadowcat in the comics.
  • The filmmakers cite horror storyteller Stephen King and teen drama filmmaker John Hughes as an influence on the film.
  • This film along with Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix were filmed around the same time with New Mutants filmed in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and X-Men: Dark Phoenix in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Rosario Dawson was originally offered to played Cecilia Reyes but dropped out for unknown reasons.
  • Nat Wolff was considered for the role of Cannonball.
  • Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane) is the third "Dr Who" actor to appear in an X-Men film, having played Ashildr. Previous actors were Ian McKellen (Magneto, the Great Intelligence) and Richard E. Grant (Dr Zander Rice, the Great Intelligence).
  • The film's working title is "Growing Pains", after the 80s sitcom Growing Pains (1985).
  • Caio Paduan was considered for the role of Sunspot.
  • Josh Wiggins auditioned for Cannonball.
  • True O'Brien auditioned for the role of Danielle Moonstar.
  • This is the second appearance for Sunspot, after having previously appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Jon Hamm was cast to portray Nathaniel Essex / Mister Sinister, with filming for the role completed, though his role has reportedly been cut from the film as a result of an extensive reshoot process that is changing elements of the film.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams Set to Star in 'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' (Exclusive)
  2. Fox Mints 'The New Mutants' X-Men Spinoff; 'The Fault In Our Stars' Helmer Josh Boone To Direct
  3. New Mutants' Director Shares Screenplay Progress of 'X-Men' Spinoff
  4. The first draft of New Mutants is COMPLETE @Kinberg @KnateLee
  5. Fault in Our Stars' Writers Tackling 'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' (Exclusive)
  6. EXCLUSIVE: An Animatic from the New Mutants Movie Lands Online!
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