For those of you hoping another X-Men superhero romp is on the way with New Mutants, you've got another thing coming. According to director Josh Boone, the new X-Men project will be a total horror movie.
While speaking with EW, Boone talked a bit about the tone of the upcoming film. He noted that it would be very different from the type of film superhero fans were used to seeing, and that it would take away many of the stereotypes that have become the norm.
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” Boone says. “There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
That's right, no costumes, and no supervillains. Honestly, it doesn't really sound like an X-Men movie at all.
If anything, this sounds more like Logan, with a little bit of Split thrown in. If that's the case, there's no reason why it won't be a hit.
Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy have already been added to the New Mutants cast, set to play Woflsbane and Magik respectively.
Both New Mutants and Deadpool 2 are slated to hit theaters in 2018. New Mutants on April 13, and Deadpool 2 on June 1.
David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the Deadpool 2, taking over for original Deadpool director Tim Miller. Fox is reportedly aiming for a June start of production in Vancouver.
Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. For the sequel, he'll be joined by Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable was co-created by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson. He has often been paired with Deadpool as his grim, serious demeanor serves as the perfect foil to Deadpool's crude and zany humor. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool, for 50 issues.
In the Marvel Comics Universe, Cable's real name is Nathan Christopher Summers and he is the son of Scott Summers, Cyclops of the X-Men. As an infant, Nathan was infected with a techno-organic virus for which no cure or treatment exists as of the present day. To save his son's life, Cyclops sent him into the future, where the boy learned to use his telekinetic mutant gifts to control the spread of the disease, though his left arm was consumed and now appears metallic. In the future, Cable battled the mutant tyrant Apocalypse and later traveled back in time to try to stop his desolate future timeline from ever coming into existence, forming the paramilitary mutant group known as X-Force along the way.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has also been cast in Deadpool 2. She will play Domino, a mutant with probability manipulation abilities that endows her with improbably good luck. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Domino was a member of Cable's mercenary crew, Six Pack, and one of his early love interests.