If you’ve been following The New Mutants for the 1087 years it’s been in the works, you may remember director Josh Boone’s big plans. He originally pitched the film as the first part of a trilogy. Each movie would be a different type of horror story. As he said to IGN years ago at this point, each one would appeal to a different type of horror fan.
“These are all going to be horror movies, and they’re all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie.
“Our take was just go examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics.”
As great as this all sounds, it doesn’t sound like it was meant to be, right? It was delayed for year, and at this point, it feels like its release is obligatory. But who’s to say what the future holds? Boone himself sounds optimistic — or at least hopeful — regarding the future of the franchise.
“Ultimately, after all this time, I was able to make MY New Mutants film, and I’m am proud of it,” Boone said to SFX Magazine. “What I’m hoping for now is that it will be successful enough so the studio will allow me to complete a trilogy. I’ve got all planned out.”
And you know what? Maybe this will happen? Disney has been given every opportunity in the world to just spit this thing out onto every streaming platform known to man. Instead, they’ve opted to release the film in theaters. Does this mean the movie is actually good? I hope so. And if audiences agree, would Disney be willing to actually greenlight two sequels?
As history as proven, the almighty dollar will reign supreme…but what do you think? Do you see The New Mutants ever being a full trilogy? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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