By Travis Martin
Despite “X-Men: Apocalypse” underperforming critically, 20th Century Fox is going ahead with director Josh Boone‘s X-Men spinoff based of the comic series The New Mutants. Now, according to Omega Underground, the temporary title “X-Men: The New Mutants.“ It is also states that the movie may begin shooting in May in Montreal, just as “X-Men: Apocalypse” did.
Rumors speculate that producer and writer Simon Kinberg would want James McAvoy to return as Professor Charles Xavier in the film. It is also rumored that some young actors are being looked at for certain roles, such as Anya Taylor-Joy for Illyana Rasputin aka Magik, Nat Wolff as Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball, and Maisie Williams for Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane. It is also unknown if previous actors from “Apocalypse,” such as Tye Sheridan (Scott Summers aka Cyclops), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and Alexandra Shipp (Ororo Munroe aka Storm), would return for the spinoff.
Boone told Creative Screenwriting via Collider that he would want the New Mutants spinoff to begin a new trilogy. Boone is writing the script with Knate Lee, Scott Neustadter, and Michael H. Weber. “X-Men: The New Mutants” does not have a release date.