The New Mutants
The New Mutants Poster with fifth release date
Director: Josh Boone
Writer(s): Josh Boone
Knate Gwaltney
Expected Release: August 28, 2020
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The New Mutants is an upcoming superhero horror film and will be the thirteenth and final film in the X-Men film series which follows a new group of young mutants known as the New Mutants battling against the Demon Bear.


“In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities. Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.”


Additionally, Rosario Dawson was originally offered to played Cecilia Reyes but dropped out for unknown reasons. Jon Hamm was also cast to portray Dr. Nathaniel Essex, with filming for the role completed, though his role has reportedly been cut from the film. Antonio Banderas was also reportedly cast for proposed reshoots, though the reshoots never came into fruition according to Boone.

Continuty and References to Earth-10005


  • Everyone Has Demons.
  • There is something new to fear.
  • Witness the beginning of something new.
  • Fear is their weakness, Survival is their power.


In May 2015, 20th Century Fox announced Josh Boone would direct a film adaptation of the New Mutants. Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg would be producing the film, while Boone and Knate Gwaltney were set to write the script.[2] In August 2015, Boone shared an image of the script which he was writing along with Gwaltney and was "not done yet."[3] In October 2015, Boone had finished the first draft of the script for the film with Knate Gwaltney.[4] In August 2016, it was reported that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber would write the script with the films line up to include Mirage, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Cannonball, Magik and Warlock.[5] In November 2016, Coming reports that Demon Bear would be an antagonist in the film, the site also reveal that 20th Century Fox is currently targeting a Spring 2018 release date, the film's tone is describing as a "Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie".[6] Boone announced that Pre-Production had begun.[7][8]

As of March 12, 2020, the film's release has been delayed indefinitely following coronavirus concerns. While reshoots were announced and reported, they never came into fruition according to Boone.


  • Director Josh Boone is a major X-Men fan and owns a large amount of their comics.
  • Maisie Williams is the fourth "Game of Thrones" actor to work on an X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister and Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse) and Richard E. Grant (Izembaro and Dr. Zander Rice in Logan).
  • The first live action appearance of Lockheed who will be the companion of Magik in the film instead of Shadowcat in the comics.
  • The filmmakers cite horror storyteller Stephen King and teen drama filmmaker John Hughes as an influence on the film.
  • This film along with Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix were filmed around the same time with New Mutants filmed in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and X-Men: Dark Phoenix in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Rosario Dawson was originally offered to played Cecilia Reyes but dropped out for unknown reasons.
  • Nat Wolff was considered for the role of Cannonball.
  • Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane) is the third "Dr Who" actor to appear in an X-Men film, having played Ashildr. Previous actors were Ian McKellen (Magneto, the Great Intelligence) and Richard E. Grant (Dr Zander Rice, the Great Intelligence).
  • The film's working title is "Growing Pains", after the 80s sitcom Growing Pains (1985).
  • Caio Paduan was considered for the role of Sunspot.
  • Josh Wiggins auditioned for Cannonball.
  • True O'Brien auditioned for the role of Danielle Moonstar.
  • This is the second appearance for Sunspot, after having previously appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.



External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams Set to Star in 'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' (Exclusive)
  2. Fox Mints 'The New Mutants' X-Men Spinoff; 'The Fault In Our Stars' Helmer Josh Boone To Direct
  3. New Mutants' Director Shares Screenplay Progress of 'X-Men' Spinoff
  4. The first draft of New Mutants is COMPLETE @Kinberg @KnateLee
  5. Fault in Our Stars' Writers Tackling 'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' (Exclusive)
  6. EXCLUSIVE: An Animatic from the New Mutants Movie Lands Online!
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