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THE NEW MUTANTS (Josh Boone)

post #1 of 51
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Boone has been quiet but apparently hard at work on this thing. The New Mutants was the major comic of my childhood, and a shining jewel in the X-Men legacy. It's the opposite of what Singer has brought to the cinematic adaptations and I hope they take a page from DEADPOOL and let it be its own thing.

Today Boone revealed on Twitter that our youngsters are:

Magik (THE WITCH's Anya Taylor-Joy in talks)

Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams in final negotiations)

Mirage

Sunspot

Cannonball

And thank God, WARLOCK

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 51

The Rasputin family was my favorite part of the X-Men/NM run in the 80s/90s. I hope Colossus shows up in this.

post #3 of 51
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I loved their relationship. But what made me obsessed with her was her Darkchylde. And you know they'll include all that business.

If you really love her character, check out Jessica Jones writer Brian Bendis' 2013 UNCANNY X-MEN run. It felt so much like NEW MUTANTS. Several great new characters (Fabio Media aka Goldballs being a hilarious favorite) but there's a good story arc with Magik and her sinister side.
post #4 of 51
I hope this comes true.
post #5 of 51

Someone at CBR started a thread complaining about the lack of Magma in this film, and it was suggested that her and Bobby are too close visually, especially if they give him the Human Torch powers he had in DOFP again. And then I thought, well, is that why Karma isn't in this? She and Dani have similarly non-visual psi powers (possession vs illusion) so maybe that's why she didn't make the cut (and she's the only original New Mutant not in the film, if Boone's instagram is accurate.) But...

 

...even if that is true, it's yet another case of this kind of property not casting an Asian role, isn't it? You can point to the particulars of any of the recent ones as to why not going with an Asian actor made sense ("the Ancient One can't be Tibetan, because China;" "the Major's a robot, that body could look like anyone;" "Iron Fist can't be Asian, that would be a stereotype") but...it really is a pattern. And of course god help us if we had a cast with four women, two of whom aren't even white!

 

Anyway--and despite that--I am excited that this is happening, as I have fond memories of this book from my youth and think it holds up pretty well today, and not just the (rightly praised) Sienkiewicz issues. Like, the time the kids get sent to Asgard with Storm and Dani becomes a valkyrie? That is good solid adventure comic booking!

post #6 of 51

Wasn't Sunspot in DOFP?  

 

I love Magik so I'm glad she's in it.

post #7 of 51
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Someone at CBR started a thread complaining about the lack of Magma in this film, and it was suggested that her and Bobby are too close visually, especially if they give him the Human Torch powers he had in DOFP again. And then I thought, well, is that why Karma isn't in this? She and Dani have similarly non-visual psi powers (possession vs illusion) so maybe that's why she didn't make the cut (and she's the only original New Mutant not in the film, if Boone's instagram is accurate.) But...

The lack of Karma really bugs me, forget being Vietnamese she would've been our first major queer superhero character. 

post #8 of 51
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I think you'll have a hard time accusing the X-franchise of whitewashing. Jubilee, Psylocke, Bishop, ect. They seem too appreciate the racial variety in their mutants. The only one I can think of they didn't cast the proper race was Warpath in DOFP, but I'm pretty sure they kept the character Native American. I'd love for Karma to be around too, hopefully they'll get enough shit for it to make her properly interesting in future installments.
post #9 of 51
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Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams in final negotiations)

 

 

Dinklage, Turner and now Williams. What next? The guy who plays Varys as Blob?

post #10 of 51

Like he wouldn't own the fuck out of that role.  

Hafthor Bjornnson (Frankenmountain) would make an excellent Juggernaut.

post #11 of 51

Teaser being released at 12:01 a.m. tonight / Oct. 13th.  I really hope they nail Warlock.

post #12 of 51
I keep forgetting this is a movie.
post #13 of 51

Me too.  I'll probably see this.  If I remember.

post #14 of 51

I'm very curious to see what this is going to look like.  Boone and Fox have basically been saying it's all but a horror movie, which - if executed with the same level of care and quality as something like LOGAN - sounds very interesting to me.

post #15 of 51
I keep forgetting this is a movie.
post #16 of 51

Time for some EMDR Bradito.

post #17 of 51
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After the pitch-perfect fever dream that was LEGION, I'm ready for some genre-bending in the X-Universe.

And I was fucking OBSESSED with this comic series as a kid. I cannot wait to finally see these characters.
post #18 of 51
I'll come for Warlock (pun maybe intended?), I'll stay for the rest of it.
post #19 of 51

 

 

Dream Warriors?

post #20 of 51

I can't watch the trailer as I'm at work, so I need someone else to tell me how I should feel about it.

post #21 of 51

It looks like DREAM WARRIORS as an X-MEN movie, but darker.

 

Which means I'm in the bag for it.

post #22 of 51

Not bad. Definitely an interesting twist to the New Mutants.

post #23 of 51
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Oh... dude.

This looks so fucking groovy.
post #24 of 51

Didn't jump out at me too much (although love dat Maisie Williams), but major, major kudos for Fox having the real director-driven superhero franchise.

 

Who woulda thunk we'd eventually enter the avant-garde stage of the X-Men films.

post #25 of 51
It looks intriguing but I'm not totally sold on the concept yet.

If Fox wants to pursue an adult oriented X-Men franchise I hope they will stop holding the Famtastic 4 hostage.
post #26 of 51

Can anyone tell at all if this is supposed to be the present day? The fashions would seem to indicate, but some of the technology with the monitors looked 80s-ish and I remember early rumors that McAvoy would cameo in this.

 

Like, continuity doesn't matter at all anymore, but it would be nice if there was a chance this was being positioned with Cable and Domino being introduced in Deadpool 2 to eventually spin off into an X-Force movie. 

post #27 of 51

Weird to see a superhero story sold as a horror movie. Intriguing... but weird. 

post #28 of 51

I am into that! 

post #29 of 51

huh

 

had no idea it was being made into a straight up horror movie

 

cool

post #30 of 51

Now that Verbinski is involved in this franchise, I dub this movie:

 

A CURE FOR MUTANTS

post #31 of 51

I know nothing about The New Mutants, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I loves me some comic movies and I love horror. However, this is not going to be a successful movie in the box office if they stick to this tone through the entire marketing campaign.

post #32 of 51

for it to be successful as a 'horror' movie, it seems like it needs a better hook than simply "this one has mutants from x-men!"

post #33 of 51

Absolutely. Perhaps once they start showing the mutant's powers that will change. As of now, it looks like any ol' horror movie that'd drop in January.

post #34 of 51

I was not expecting them to lean quite that hard into the horror movie feel.  I think it looks a little TV-y, visually, but I really dig the grim, frightening tone they're going for.  I also appreciate that Fox has taken a chance on another "different" X-Men film.


Edited by Belloq87 - 10/13/17 at 8:02am
post #35 of 51

Yeah, with the McAvoy/Fassbender/Lawrence '80s series covering the "normal" X-Men stories, Deadpool, New Mutants and (presumably) Verbinski's Gambit are free to do whatever. 

post #36 of 51

Stranger Things' Eddie Furlong is back!

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Absolutely. Perhaps once they start showing the mutant's powers that will change. As of now, it looks like any ol' horror movie that'd drop in January.


Agreed. Aside from the "mutants" name-drop, this felt like it could've been an entry in any number of horror series.

post #38 of 51
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Just a teaser, Boone always said it was going to be horror. But he's also shared some really big, weird action sequences via storyboards online. A certain demonic mammal has a big fight with Magik and her sword.
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post #40 of 51
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Yup.

Here's his particular animatic that Boone shared:
https://vimeo.com/192895230
post #41 of 51

Hey, that's neat.

post #42 of 51
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Yeah, I knew the Demon Bear was apparently the villain of the movie, which strikes me as a bit of an odd choice. There's no possible way they can make the Demon Bear look as fucked-up as Sienkiewicz's art, just because you can't replicate his style in real life. Also, based on that animatic, I assume Lockheed starts the film as Magik's stuffed animal which she brings to life, rather than an alien dragon?

Film seems well-cast, though, and it will be interesting to see how they try to bring Warlock to life.

post #43 of 51

Its a new take on the X-Men, so for that reason only it has my interest. I've only seen the first four seasons of the X-Men, but I do know that Williams doesn't need mutant powers to be scary.

post #44 of 51

Oh that animatic reinforces the general good feelings about this movie that the trailer gave me. Everyone looks right--particularly Maisie in Rahne's half-wolf form.  And Lockheed! Interesting  that we're getting Illyana in a substantial role before we get Kitty Pryde in one (nothing against Ellen Page, she just didn't have much to do in the couple X-films she was in.) I'm a bit concerned that Dani is going to get overshadowed by her costars...this is a Dani-centric story (if I remember right; I have the comics somewhere but good luck finding them in my mess of a collection) and they've cast a mostly unknown to play her. But mainly I'm excited this is happening, and happening relatively quickly.

 

I don't know if we have to spoiler the, ummm, supernatural mammal that's the apparent villain in the movie, given that Boone has been quite open about which story he's drawing from. As in this interview, where he also mentions Karma and Warlock by name with plans for them in the next movie (apparently he pitched this as a horror trilogy?):

 

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/10/13/new-mutants-director-on-why-hes-making-an-x-men-horror-film-and-more

post #45 of 51
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Yup.

Here's his particular animatic that Boone shared:
https://vimeo.com/192895230

They threw in some John Carpenter music.
post #46 of 51

Oh im just seeing this trailer now for some reason.....this is interesting. It's what Superhero movies should be doing. Finding a new way of telling these stories. 

post #47 of 51
We had a whole season of this type of storytelling with Legion.
post #48 of 51
And it was amaaaazing.
post #49 of 51
Precisely. My point is let Noah Hawley keep doing what he's doing and stop cribbing his work so hard.
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Precisely. My point is let Noah Hawley keep doing what he's doing and stop cribbing his work so hard.

Ohh this will never be as crazy as Legion. It seems to be going for a more straight horror feel which is fucking great. 

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