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The supremely talented Oscar Isaac was recently a guest on the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast recently and briefly touched on his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Apocalypse. On the latter, Isaac confirmed that he's already begun filming for Apocalypse and that he's still digesting the script and developing his take on the character. "I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at for me, a interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgments of god and that energy going in. We’re playing with that. What we are trying to do is make his philosophy and what his mission is, one that is both simple but also holds water, that really makes sense throughout the whole movie. I think Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer, we’ve been able to come up with something very cool. »
Last week, director Bryan Singer revealed that the much anticipated X-Men: Days Of Future Past - The Rogue Cut will hit Blu-ray/DVD & Digital HD on July 14th. Earlier today, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the full product description for the upcoming Rogue Cut revealing that in addition to the unrated cut of the film, which will include approximately 17-20 minutes of new never-before-seen footage, fans will also be receiving 90 minutes, let me repeat that, 90 minutes of awesome new special features including a 9-part making-of documentary, a new director's commentary track, an exclusive sneak peek at Fox's new Fantastic Four, and more! Check out the full list of special features and the updated synopsis below: Content And Special Features: Disc 1 Both the Theatrical Cut of the Film and the Rogue Cut of the Film Commentaries Director Bryan Singer and Composer/Film Editor John Ottman (Rogue Cut) Director Bryan Singer »
Josh Boone, director of The Fault In Our Stars, is set to write and direct The New Mutants for Fox as an expansion of the X-Men franchise. Boone will co-write the adaptation of Marvel’s The New Mutants comic-book series, released in the 1980s, with Knate Gwaltney, and Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner have signed […]
- Olivia Truffaut
Unless you are a committed X-Men fan, we imagine your first thought was: 'Who are the New Mutants?'
Not wanting to see you left in the dark, here is our beginner's guide to everything you need to know about the New Mutants:
Simply put, the New Mutants was a training group for young X-Men.
The New Mutants comic was introduced at the height of the '80s X-Men craze, when Marvel's mighty mutants were the biggest property in comics.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the full details for the upcoming release of the extended “Rogue Cut” of last summer’s massive blockbuster hit, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set to be released on July 14th in the USA.
With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film—plus 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features—the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves and unite to battle armies of murderous Sentinel robots who are hunting down mutants and humans alike!
The film is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry and Anna Paquin.
Special Features for the release include:
- Scott J. Davis
20th Century Fox just signed a deal with "The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone to co-write and direct "The New Mutants" movie, which is an "X-Men" spin-off focusing on a new group of teenage mutants. "The New Mutants" first appeared in 1982 and included such lesser-known mutants as Cannonball, Cypher, Magik, Wolfsbane, and Dani Moonstar. Popular mutants like Professor X, Magneto, and Deadpool made appearances in the series. "We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe," said producer Simon Kinberg. "And so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters." »
According to reports, director Josh Boone ("The Fault In Our Stars") will co-write a screenplay and direct Fox' next "X-Men" movie spinoff "The New Mutants", for producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, based on the Marvel Comics' 1982 teenage superhero team , created by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator Bob McLeod:
"The New Mutants" were teenaged students of 'Professor Charles Xavier' and his 'School for Gifted Youngsters', much like the original 'X-Men', who had since grown into adulthood.
Original members included 'Samuel Guthrie' aka 'Cannonball', a mild-mannered Kentuckian and eventual co-leader, who became invulnerable when rocketing through the air;
'Xi'an Coy Manh' aka 'Karma', a 19-year-old Vietnamese girl and the team's original leader, who can mentally possess other people's bodies;
'Danielle Moonstar' aka 'Mirage'/'Psyche', a Cheyenne who can create visual empathic three-dimensional illusions;
'Roberto da Costa' aka 'Sunspot', a Brazilian who gained superhuman strength fueled by sunlight, »
- Michael Stevens
Fox currently has at various stages of production four new X-Men-related films. Deadpool has nearly finished shooting, X-Men: Apocalypse is filming in Canada, Gambit should be up and running by the end of the year, and The Wolverine 3 will go before the cameras next year.
And now you can add a fifth new X-Men project to the list: The New Mutants.
This is to be a standalone (at least for the time being) spin-off movie, that'll introduce a fresh bunch of mutants to the big screen. The focus will be on young characters, and Fox has hired Josh Boone, who helmed The Fault In Our Stars, to direct the new movie.
Forget about Ya romance novels. It's now all about the comic books! 20th Century Fox has confirmed to E! News that The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is making a deal to write and direct the next standalone spinoff of the X-Men movie universe. Titled The New Mutants, the series introduces a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers. "We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh," producer Simon Kinberg said in a statement. "[He] is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters." Boone's most recent directing project was in fact The Fault in Our Stars, which was a huge hit for »
You may have noticed that the Avengers, DC Comics, and Star Wars all have cinematic universes that tie films together in increasingly complex and lucrative ways — why hasn't Fox done that for the X-Men? Fox apparently had the same thought: Deadline reports that the studio has hired Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone to make a stand-alone film about the New Mutants, an X-Men spinoff group of international students from Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. The New Mutants are both more diverse and more "teen" than the regular X-Men, which producer Simon Kinberg said makes Boone "uniquely suited" to direct. He's already got The Vampire Chronicles and The Stand on his docket, though, so this New Mutants film is probably years away — anybody know any talented Vietnamese 10-year-olds who can play Karma? »
- Nate Jones
20th Century Fox has closed a deal with filmmaker Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to co-write and direct a new stand alone X-Men spinoff entitled The New Mutants. The filmmaker will co-write the screenplay with Knate Gwaltney (Kidnap), with Simon Kinberg set to producing alongside Lauren Shuler Donner. Here's what Simon Kinberg had to say about Josh Boone coming on board in a statement.
"We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters."
This adventure will introduce a new crop of mutants, although it isn't exactly clear which ones will be used in this adaptation. First introduced in a 1982 Marvel graphic novel, The New Mutants received their own monthly comic book in 1983, with the team comprised of much younger mutants who all attended Professor Xavier's school. »
Not content with the upcoming spinoffs Deadpool and Gambit, 20th Century Fox has announced it is expanding the X-Men universe further with The New Mutants, with Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) signing on to direct and co-write.
“We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters”, producer Simon Kinberg tells Deadline.
The New Mutants was created in 1982 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod and centres around a team of young mutants in training. There’s been a revolving roster over the years, with previous members including the likes of Kitty Pryde, Wolfsbane, Magik, Sunspot, Blink, Cannonball and Warpath.
- Gary Collinson
Josh Boone's career is off to a fast start, beginning with the success of The Fault in Our Stars, which then translated into a gig adapting Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles at Universal and plans for an adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" at Warner Bros. Now he's taking on another big project at another major studio as he will begin work on the X-Men franchise spinoff The Mutant Chronicles at Fox, which he will direct and co-write with Jackass producer Knate Gwaltney. The New Mutants is a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training including characters such as Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot and Wolfsbane and apparently served as the comic introduction to Deadpool, which may hint at a possible tie-in with the upcoming movie starring Ryan Reynolds. "We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe," producer Simon Kinberg told Deadline. "And so excited to do it with Josh, »
- Brad Brevet
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters next year, along with a few other X-Men spin-offs, but Fox isn't stopping there and looking ahead to bringing The New Mutants to the big screen, hiring director Josh Boone for the job. Come inside to learn more.
Fox is serious about their X-Men franchise and making it as big as they can. With Deadpool, Gambit, and X-Men: Apocalypse movies all hitting within the next year, they're not wasting any time. But we've been hearing that Apocalypse will be the end of a "era" of sorts, with Bryan Singer closing out his X-Men story, and many of the cast members saying their done afterwards (Fassbender, McAvoy, Lawrence, etc). Even with some solid solo movies in the works, Fox is going to need a team of some sort to keep the X-Men franchise (and fans) still going. To that end, it sounds like The New Mutants is the answer. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
So confession time: of all of the books Marvel has ever published about any of the characters in the X-Men universe, "The New Mutants" remains my very favorite. Part of that was timing. I was 13 when the series began publication, and I was already a fan of the X-Men. My best friend at the time was a comic nerd the way I was a movie nerd, and he knew my tastes well enough that when the book was about to launch, he urged me to make sure it was on my pull list. It blows my mind that Chris Claremont was basically forced to create the series under duress. From the moment the book launched, I was all aboard for the story of a group of kids who were recruited to attend Xavier's school. At that point, the original X-Men were all adults, and this was a chance for Marvel »
- Drew McWeeny
With Bryan Singer’s take on the X-Men universe potentially winding down with next year’s Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox and writer/producer Simon Kinberg want to keep the mutant party popping. So the studio has hired The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone to make The New Mutants.Fox has made no secret of its desire to build a wider universe around the various mutants and other heroes to which it owns the rights – Deadpool is busy shooting with Ryan Reynolds back in the suit and Channing Tatum is lining up a Gambit film. The New Mutants have been rumoured for a couple of years, but this is the first real announcement about forward motion on the idea.The question will be which of the teams known as the New Mutants will be the focus here. Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod created the original squad of teen heroes »
Producer Simon Kinberg confirmed today (May 13) that the upcoming movie will introduce a whole new group of super-powered mutants.
"We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters," Kinberg told Deadline.
The New Mutants have been portrayed in Marvel Comics as current and former students of the X-Men's Xavier Institute dating back to 1982.
Boone’s “Fault in Our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, was a surprise hit for Fox, with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a $12 million budget. He’s also attached to direct Stephen King’s “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and has said that the studio is planning a four-part franchise.
- Dave McNary
Deadline reports that Fox has closed a deal with The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, yet another spinoff which will expand the world of the X-Men. Specific plot details haven't been revealed at this stage, but it sounds like it will focus on a new crop of young characters. While X-Men: Apocalypse is introducing younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, and Storm, you have to imagine that they'll be taking over the main X-Men franchise. It wouldn't be that surprising to see them show up here though. Regardess, Boone is set to co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner. Boone has been linked to the big screen adatation of Stephen King's The Stand, while the site mentions that he's among those who have been considered for Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot. He'll next direct The Vampire Chronicles, »
As part of its effort to grow the X-Men into an expansive cinematic universe, Fox has inked a deal with The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a standalone spinoff that will introduce a new generation of exceptionally gifted youngsters who could potentially join forces with the X-Men in future films.
Though Boone, who made his debut with romantic drama Stuck in Love, may seem like an odd choice to delve into superhero territory, he’s been a hot commodity for years now and is hard at work over at Warner Bros. on an ambitious, multi-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. The helmer reached out to King and became friendly with the writer, who also set Boone to work on an adaptation of Lisey’s Story. »
- Isaac Feldberg
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