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Director Josh Boone Hints Maisie Williams Has Joined ‘New Mutants’

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by Charles Bramesco February 13, 2017 @ 10:22 AM
HBO
Rumors have swirled around the gestating production of New Mutants like so many Terrigen Mists since it was first announced around a year ago. We‘ve pinned down The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone as the hand on the steering wheel, he’s confirmed that The Witch starlet Anya Taylor-Joy will take one of the leading roles as Magik, and she’s confirmed that James McAvoy will reprise his role of the young Professor Charles Xavier. But even as the production’s projected spring start date rapidly approaches, little else is known for sure about this lower-profile superhero picture.

Anya Taylor-Joy Confirms James McAvoy’s Return in ‘New Mutants’

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by Britt Hayes January 5, 2017 @ 2:34 PM
20th Century Fox
Anya Taylor-Joy has long been rumored for a role in Josh Boone’s New Mutants, one of Fox’s intriguing new additions to the X-Men franchise. Although Taylor-Joy — like rumored co-star Maisie Williams — can’t say with 100 percent certainty that she’s actually going to be in the movie, she can confirm someone who is: James McAvoy, her co-star in M. Night Shyamalan’s new psychological thriller, Split.

Josh Boone Pitched ‘New Mutants’ as a Trilogy, and It Might Feature This Comic-Book Villain

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by Britt Hayes December 19, 2016 @ 1:18 PM
Marvel
It may be a while before we see another sequel in the core X-Men film series, but Fox has a few exciting prospects to keep the franchise kicking along, including Logan, Deadpool 2 and, last but far from least, Josh Boone’s New Mutants spinoff. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the writer and director says he and co-writer Knate Gwaltney originally pitched the project as a trilogy — a concept that’s hardly far-fetched for a few reasons, not the least of which being that the studio kind of needs some new and engaging X-Men properties to keep things fresh. There’s only so many times you can reboot those guys.

‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘New Mutants’ Lands ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Scribes

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by Britt Hayes August 25, 2016 @ 3:27 PM
Marvel
It looks like Fox’s long-developing New Mutants project is picking up a bit of steam, as the studio has hired The Fault in Our Stars duo Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber to write the screenplay for the X-Men spinoff. The pair will reunite with director Josh Boone for the film, which will follow a younger group of mutant outcasts as they cope with newfound powers.

‘New Mutants’ Producer Confirms Professor X, Says Filming Could Begin in 2017

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by Britt Hayes May 10, 2016 @ 5:20 PM
Fox
You may recall a rumor from a few weeks back that suggested several members of the lineup for Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie, and although that rumor was predictably denied by Fox, Boone seemingly confirmed those characters for his X-Men spinoff just last week. We can add another rumored character to the confirmed pile, as producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that Professor X does indeed have a role in New Mutants, which could begin filming early next year.

‘Interview With the Vampire’ Director Josh Boone Might Be Threatening to Cast Jared Leto in the Reboot

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by Britt Hayes May 5, 2016 @ 6:38 PM
Warner Bros. / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
Over the last few days, Josh Boone shared some photos seemingly unveiling his lineup for X-Men spinoff New Mutants, but that’s not the only thing he revealed. The director of The Fault in Our Stars also posted a photo of the title page for his screenplay for the reboot of Interview With the Vampire. Boone followed that with another photo update, which may or may not be part of some weird joke. It’s kind of hard to tell with social media sometimes, you know?

‘New Mutants’ Director Josh Boone May Have Just Revealed the Lineup

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by Britt Hayes May 4, 2016 @ 5:52 PM
Marvel
While The Stand is on hold due to a rights issue, filmmaker Josh Boone is keeping busy with plenty of other projects, including another Stephen King adaptation (Revival), a new film based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and — last but not least — New Mutants. There's been plenty of speculation regarding the official roster in the X-Men spinoff, but if Boone's latest series of Instagram posts is to be believed, his mutant team may have just been revealed.

Maisie Williams Talks ‘New Mutants’ Rumors, ‘Would Absolutely Love’ to Play Wolfsbane

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by Britt Hayes April 24, 2016 @ 9:26 AM
HBO
Just last month, a big rumor suggested that Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie was eyeing Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch breakout Anya Taylor-Joy to star in the X-Men spinoff, with Alexandra Shipp in talks to reprise her role as young Storm from Apocalypse. Fox has predictably denied these rumors, Williams herself sorta-kinda confirms it in a new interview, though it sounds like nothing is close to official as of yet.

Report: ‘New Mutants’ Assembles First Cast Members and Character Details

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by Britt Hayes March 31, 2016 @ 6:34 PM
Marvel
Following the record-breaking success of Deadpool, Fox is officially moving ahead with their New Mutants spinoff with Josh Boone set to direct based on a script he’s co-writing with Knate Gwaltney. The first cast and character details have reportedly arrived, with at least one X-Men: Apocalypse newcomer joining the fray alongside Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch breakout Anya Taylor-Joy.

‘The Stand’ Adaptation Is On Hold, Companion TV Series Has Been Ditched

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by Britt Hayes February 18, 2016 @ 6:27 PM
Doubleday
And in other Stephen King news…The Dark Tower isn’t the only ambitious and sprawling adaptation that’s been in development for ages. A film based on King’s post-apocalyptic epic The Stand has also been in the works for some time, with The Fault in Our Stars director (and King super-fan) Josh Boone on board to write and direct, and while Warner Bros. and Boone were close to figuring out the best approach for the project, the rights lapsed and Boone moved on to another King adaptation: Revival. The Stand may not be dead (yet), but it is definitely on hold, according to producer Roy Lee.