The New Mutants Begins Pre-Production

The X-Men franchise is certainly in a phase of rapid growth. After resting firmly on its main line of films for the last fifteen years, over the past year or so, they’ve made deliberate attempts to reach beyond it. Yes, they had the Wolverine films, but last year, they expanded beyond Wolverine with Deadpool, and very soon, they’ll also be introducing The New Mutants through a new, YA-ish film from The Fault in Our Stars director, Josh Boone.

It’s been just south of two years sinceBoone was attached to the film, and Boone has been keeping us along the ride for some time now through his social media. We’ve seen pictures of his first drafts, and we’ve since also seen those go through rewrites, which included reuniting with the writers behind The Fault in Our Stars. But to be honest, it’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything solid regarding this new franchise-starter.

If you had thought the film had silently disappeared from Fox’s slate, then you’d be wrong. Now, Boone has returned to Instagram, and shared a couple photos that hint at some pre-production going on for The New Mutants.

Check them out below:

Late in February, Simon Kinberg confirmed that the film would be shooting either in late spring or early summer, and with that in mind, this seems to line up perfectly. It’s been a long time cooking, but after a long development, several drafts, and months of prep, it all seems to be coming together. On a personal level, I’m very interested to see what Josh Boone is able to bring to this franchise.

I’ve been following Boone’s career since Stuck in Love hit, and while that film missed the mark for me in a few ways, there was clearly a good amount of love and good intentions that went into it. From there, he went on to film the hit The Fault in Our Stars before disappearing into a rabbit hole, taking on such high profile projects as Stephen King’s The Stand and The New Mutants. This is still a film director in his infancy, and I’m interested to see where he and the franchise develop from today on.

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SOURCE: Josh Boone (via Instagram), Collider

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