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New Mutants – The X-Men spinoff gets some writers



Bryan Singer has recently said that FX’s upcoming series Legion (watch the trailer here) is “part of the X-Men universe” and could connect to upcoming films. Not really that surprising as in the comics Legion is the son of Charles Xavier. I doubt they will have it connected that tightly, but nice to know that there may be some ties, but I am not holding my breathe.

Singer was talking at the Edinburgh Television Festival and this is how he put it:

(It’s) part of the X-Men universe, but when you watched it, you wouldn’t have to label it, it could exist completely on its own.

He said it and another planned X-Men series “will relate to future X-Men movies.” And he added it would feature a “really ambitious and fun and very unique storyline.” There you have it, by saying relate that could mean anything – characters show up in films, events get referenced, or maybe just a name drop. We will have to wait and see.

That brings us to the New Mutants movie.

The movie will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik (who is also the sister of Colossus in the comics). Also in the mix will be Warlock, a techno-organic alien.

Pretty close to the classic line-up if memory serves.

Simon Kinberg is producing the film and it turns out that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the writing team behind adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now, are working on the script. Josh Boone, who directed the the Fault in Our Stars, will be directing New Mutants.

Back in March, it was reported that Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Morgan) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) were up for the roles of Magik and Wolfsbane respectively. I would be very happy with that casting if it does happen. Who would you like to see play the other characters?

Taylor-Joy was asked whether she was interested in playing Magik. “I think the world is really fascinating,” she said. “I’d love to be a part of it. It would be wonderful.”

Kinberg has also said that they plan Professor Charles Xavier to play a role in the movie, and that it would have a YA vibe to it. They also hope to film it in early 2017.





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