Writer/Director Josh Boone revealed on Instagram that 20th Century Fox has started to begin pre-production of the upcoming film The New Mutants.
The teases began a few days ago, on Boone’s birthday. He shared a photo of his birthday cake which, in addition to featuring a “Happy Birthday, Josh” message, also included the classic The New Mutants logo. The photo was shared to Instagram with the tags #birthdaycake, #prep, #newmutants, and #productionoffices.
X-Men movies veterans Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are producing The New Mutants. Knate Gwaltney is co-writing the screenplay with Boone. The writing team is said to have pitched the film as a trilogy. The Fault in our Stars writers Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber were later brought on board to revise the script.
While details about The New Mutants have not been officially announced by 20th Century Fox, Boone has teased with artwork on Instagram that the movie’s team roster will consist of Magik, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock. Kinberg also stated in an interview that Professor X, the New Mutants’ original mentor, will make an appearance in the movie, presumably played by James McAvoy since Patrick Stewart has retired from the role. For more updates on The New Mutants Keep it right here.