New Mutants, writer/director Josh Boone’s upcoming X-Men series film, may be set to begin filming this summer. After the massive success of Deadpool and Logan, 20th Century Fox is moving ahead with multiple X-Men projects. With Hugh Jackman bidding farewell to his character Wolverine in the latest X-Men franchise entry, Logan, it’s time for the series to welcome a whole new cast of characters. New Mutants is poised to be the perfect vehicle for the passing of the baton. Based on the popular comic book series of the same name, the plot follows a group of graduates from Professor Xavier’s School for the Gifted, bringing a younger demographic into the fold.
With pre-production planning on New Mutants well underway, plot and character details are slowly coming to surface thanks to reveals by Boone. We know we can expect to follow mutant graduates Magik, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock as they grapple with their powers and villains – like comic book baddie Demon Bear. Boone’s previous work on young adult film The Fault in Our Stars gives indication on the film’s tone and style. It was deduced, based on previous X-Men films, that shooting would be expected to occur in Canada, though hints pointed to New Mutants actually filming in the States.
A report by My Entertainment World confirms that filming is indeed set to take place Stateside. New Mutants is scheduled to begin filming in Massachusetts on June 4th. Considering the director was scouting in Boston for filming locations just two weeks ago, and multiple X-Men films slated for filming in Canada, it’s no surprise that this recent hub of film production activity has been locked down for filming.
With less than two months to go until filming is reportedly set to commence, however, there are a lot of details still up in the air. There’s still no cast firmly in place. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) have been rumored to be tied to the project, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. It’s expected that James McAvoy will resume his role as Professor X in New Mutants as well as the next installment of the X-Men series with X-Men: Supernova, but no official announcements have been made.
Of course, with 20th Century Fox reportedly aiming to release New Mutants in 2018, and the filming location and time secured, those final story and casting pieces to the puzzle should fall into place quickly. It’s clear that Boone has been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for this project, and a lot has been top secret thus far. With less than two months to go until filming begins, however, expect the details to be revealed soon.
Source: My Entertainment World