“The Spectacular Now” writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have reportedly been hired to write the upcoming X-Men spinoff movie, “New Mutants,” for their “Fault in the Stars” collaborator, and the film’s director, Josh Boone.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the team in the film, based on the early ’80s comic of the same name by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, will include: “Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik. Also in the mix will be an alien named Warlock.”
Prior to the hiring of Neustadter and Weber, Boone and scribe Knate Lee had co-written two drafts of the film — for which they credited Claremont and McLeod on the first page.
Produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse”), “New Mutants” hasn’t been given a release date.
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