As Twentieth Century Fox rejigs the creative team behind Deadpool 2 after the fallout between star Ryan Reynolds and ex-director Tim Miller, and as they begin promoting the end of Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine with Logan, so to are other big plans in the works.
This summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse marked a significant drop off in box office revenues and critical reception after the success of 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past so the franchise is looking towards new directions in continuing the lucrative series. Up next is the team-based spinoff New Mutants and then there will be another core X-Men movie shortly thereafter, although this time without long-time helmer Bryan Singer. There’s a Gambit origin movie somewhere in there as well, stuck in development hell, but the studio has just set a pair of release dates for 2018 and 2019.
Coming Soon has just shared an internal video for the next upcoming X-Men project, depicting scenes from New Mutants in animatics form. We see Illyana Rasputin a.k.a. Magik (sister of Colossus) confront a bear with Lockheed the dragon at her side and magic Soulsword in-hand. Lockheed of course, a fan-fave pet of Kitty Pryde in the comics actually does share a connection to Illyana in that the little purple creature resembles purple dragon from a fairy tale that Pryde had read to her.
The massive creature is the “Demon Bear” from the beginning the New Mutant comics (issue #3) and the other character include Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams) pushing the trolley where Danielle Moonstar lays injured, as Cannonball launches into the Bear to knock it back.
For fans looking for something different from their comic book movies, New Mutants promises to do just that in the same way Deadpool did and Logan plans to. CS’s sources describe the New Mutants project as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie.”
Source: Coming Soon