THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Helmer to Direct X-MEN Spinoff THE NEW MUTANTS

The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone has been set to co-write and direct a movie based on Marvel X-Men spinoff The New Mutants for 20th Century Fox.

The filmmaker will co-write the screenplay with Knate Gwaltney (Kidnap). Simon Kingberg, the steward of the X-Men movie franchise will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner also on board.

A new crop of mutants – created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, and first appeared in December 1982 – will join the X-Men (May 27, 2016), Deadpool (February 12, 2016), the “last” Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine (March 3, 2017), and Channing Tatum‘s Gambit (October 7, 2016) as part of Fox’s mutant cinematic universe.

A group of teenage mutants as heroes in training includes Brazilian Sunspot, Native American Mirage, Scots girl Wolfsbane (yes, a werewolf), Vietnamese Karma, and a Kentuckian codenamed Cannonball. The upcoming X-Men spinoff is not a continuation of the main X-Men flicks, so don’t expect Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) to be main characters, although no word yet on what mutants would be included in this movie. Not too sure about these new mutants, there are so many more interesting and exciting things that Fox can do with this mutant world.

Boone’s next film is The Vampire Chronicles, a reboot of Interview with the Vampire. He’s also attached to another massive genre project, an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand and it’s not clear how The New Mutants will fit into his schedule. Fox has previously set July 13th, 2018 for one of its Marvel properties, which could be this project.

Fox's X-Men Spinoff

Source: Deadline