Boone has been periodically posting photos to his Instagram account chronicling the pre-production process for X-Men: The New Mutants, and his latest post indicates that cameras are set to start rolling.
The post shows a clapboard, or a slate, with a picture of the cast from Growing Pains, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Alan Thicke, and Kirk Cameron, with the latter photoshopped to have the classic X-logo on his sweater.
The New Mutants’ working title is “Growing Pains,” so it’s pretty funny to see the “O" in the title replaced with the X-logo as well.
X-Men: The New Mutants will star Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Alice Braga. Production will mostly take place in Boston.
The film is based on the original comic by Bob McLeod and Chris Claremont, with Mike Gustovich, Glynis Wein, and Tom Orzechowski. The original comics featured Charles Xavier bring together a team of younger mutants after he thought the X-Men died. Those mutants included Wolfsbane, Dani Monster (AKA Psyche), Sunspot, Canonball, and Karma. They later added Colossus’ little sister Magik, Cypher, Magma, and Warlock.
The New Mutants is one of three X-Men-based movies to be released in 2018, including Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
X-Men: New Mutants opens in theaters April 13, 2018.
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