3:25 pm EDT, May 13, 2015

Fox launching ‘X-Men’ spinoff ‘The New Mutants,’ Josh Boone to direct

The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone will helm an X-Men film starring The New Mutants.

The new X-Men movie will be based on the X-Men Comics group made up of The New Mutants, which features a “new crop of mutant characters born with special powers,” according to Deadline. At this time we don’t know exactly which mutants will be involved (There’s a long list of characters including mutants like Bird-Brain, Cannonball, Magma, Warpath, and Wolfsbane).

Boone will co-write the film’s script with Knate Gwaltney.

“We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters,” producer Simon Kinberg told Deadline.

Boone worked with Fox on last year’s hit film The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, and based on the book by John Green. He also helmed the excellent 2012 drama Stuck in Love starring Greg Kinnear, Logan Lerman, Lily Collins, and Jennifer Connelly.

In the years ahead Boone will be directing The Vampire Chronicles (based on the Anne Rice novel) and The Stand (based on the Stephen King novel).

Up next in the X-Men cinematic universe from Fox is Bryan Singer’s Apocalypse and Tim Miller’s Deadpool in 2016. Meanwhile, the third Wolverine film is in the works for 2017.

A release date for The New Mutants was not announced today.

Source: Deadline

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