Director Josh Boone has just completed the second draft of Fox’s upcoming “New Mutants” film with co-writer Knate Gwaltney. He announced the news on his Instagram with a new graphic, which credits comic creators Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod.
Claremont and McLeod co-created the New Mutants in “Marvel Graphic Novel” #4, before working together on the first three issues of the original series. In those comics, the team included Cannonball (Samuel Guthrie), Karma (Xi’an Coy Manh), Mirage (Danielle Moonstar), Sunspot (Roberto da Costa) and Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair). In addition to recognizing them as as creators, this credit may mean the film will follow these characters; it also potentially offers a clue as to how the film will approach the team. However, no casting or story details have been announced yet.
Boone, who directed the 2014 film adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars,” is attached to direct “The New Mutants” as well as co-write the film; “New Mutants” producer Simon Kinberg and Gwaltney are also tagged in the photo.
No release date has yet been announced for “The New Mutants,” but “X-Men: Apocalypse” — which is directed by Bryan Singer and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac and many, many more — arrives in theaters May 27.
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