X-Men spinoff movie The New Mutants will have a 'young-adult vibe,' says producer

x men spinoff movie new mutants jubilee
Everyone’s raving about Deadpool lately, but that’s not the only X-Men spinoff film set in the rapidly growing superhero cinematic universe at 20th Century Fox.

Another project in the works is a film based on Marvel’s New Mutants series that would focus on the younger characters in the X-Men universe. The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone was announced as the director of New Mutants back in May 2015, and development is apparently continuing on the film, according to franchise producer Simon Kinberg.

Kinberg, who produced the X-Men franchise for Fox and penned the scripts for several installments of the series,  recently spoke at length about development on New Mutants and offered some hints about the tone of the upcoming film.

Deadpool was so different from the mainline X-Men movies, [but] New Mutants … It’s maybe not as different as Deadpool, but it has its own unique, original voice to it,” Kinberg told IGN. “That’s the fun for me, working in the X-Men universe, creating these sort of standalone movies that have a different vibe to them. And New Mutants has more of a YA [Young-Adult] vibe to it.”

There haven’t been many updates on the New Mutants movie since Boone was announced as the film’s director. The filmmaker initially gained attention for his work on the 2014 adaptation of John Green’s young-adult novel The Fault in our Stars, which earned more than $307 million worldwide.

Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, the mutant team known as The New Mutants debuted in a 1982 issues of Marvel Graphic Novel and went on to star in their own series that ran from 1983 until 1991. The series focused on the teenage — and occasionally younger — residents of Charles Xavier’s academy for mutants, and featured a relatively fluid cast that changed as certain characters matured and moved on to other series. The New Mutants series famously hosted Deadpool’s debut in the Marvel Comics universe, with the character first appearing in a 1991 issue of the series.

Given the early stage of development on the New Mutants movie, Kinberg didn’t offer any hints about what to expect from the cast of characters being considered for the film.

“There’s a long, long list of names, and I’ll tell you some of the names on that list I don’t even know,” he said. “That’s how deep it goes.”

Some of the characters who had recurring roles in the comic book series have already been brought to the screen in the X-Men movies, including Sunspot and Warpath, who both appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

There’s currently no timeline for production to begin on the New Mutants movie.

Movies & TV

From ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to ‘Episode IX’: The most anticipated movies of 2019

This year is shaping up to be one of the biggest in a long time for Hollywood fare, with everying from Avengers: Endgame to Star Wars: Episode IX hitting theaters over the next 12 months. To make planning your theater calendar a little…
Gaming

Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro: Which console is more powerful?

Far from cooling down, the console wars are only getting more intense. We compare Microsoft's Xbox One X to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro to help you decide which premium console is right for you.
Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Movies & TV

Curious about 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'? Here's everything we know so far

Despite some mystery surrounding Spider-Man's future after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters in July 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.
Movies & TV

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel already has a creepy teaser trailer

Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, has secretly co-written a follow-up to the 1984 supernatural comedy. Filming begins this summer, but it's not clear if the original Ghostbusters will reprise their roles.
Movies & TV

Netflix recruits Steve Carell for the Trump-inspired comedy ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Netflix, and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up for Space Force, a workplace comedy poking fun at the Trump White House's plans to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Movies & TV

New trailer for 'The Punisher' season 2 teases a bloody showdown

The Punisher is getting a second season on Netflix, with Jon Bernthal returning to play Marvel Comics' gun-toting antihero Frank Castle. Here's everything we know about season 2 of The Punisher so far.
Movies & TV

The ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ trailer has finally arrived

Lionsgate has released the first, full-length trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, the third installment of the action franchise that casts Keanu Reeves as the world's greatest assassin.
Movies & TV

Here's everything we know about 'John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum'

John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, the third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (February 2019)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in January and February, from new original series to classic films.
Gaming

For Netflix, ‘Fortnite’ on YouTube is a bigger threat than HBO

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix explained that it views the video game Fortnite as bigger competition than HBO, with YouTube videos of the game drawing viewers away from the streaming platform.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.