After more than a year of rumors about everything from casting to influences to plot, Fox’s X-Men spinoff The New Mutants finally began principal photography in Boston on July 10. Now, just over two months later, director Josh Boone has revealed that filming is merely days away from wrapping up, while also giving fans their first look at movie’s stylish logo.
On his Instagram account, Boone posted a photo of a clapperboard branded with a logo that bears an uncanny resemblance to the one that premiered on the first volume of the eponymous comic book series. In his caption, Boone also notes that the film has entered its final week of filming.
It should be noted that this post by Boone seems to contradict earlier reports that The New Mutants had already wrapped. Even so, this is still an incredibly fast turnaround for filming a blockbuster superhero film, so the likelihood of scheduled reshoots is fairly high.
The New Mutants will draw inspiration from “The Demon Bear Saga,” the influential Marvel Comics storyline by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, in which the teenage students of Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters are isolated by a freak snowstorm, forcing them to overcome their differences to save themselves and their teammate Danielle Moonstar from a demonic bear that killed her parents.
Characterized by Boone as “a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” the film diverges from the comic-book source material, with the young mutants not students of Charles Xavier, but instead teens held against their will in a secret facility.
Arriving April 13, 2018, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy (Atlantis) as Magik, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Danielle Moonstar and Alice Braga (Queen of the South) as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
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