'New Mutants' movie news: 'X-Men' spinoff to have 'young adult' vibe to it


“New Mutants,” the “X-Men” spinoff film that had long been rumored to be in the works by FOX, seemed to be still an ongoing project, as “X-Men” franchise film producer Simon Kinberg revealed that the film will have a different and “unique” voice.

In his recent interview with IGN, Kinberg revealed that work for the “New Mutants” film is still ongoing, and the script is a work in progress. Josh Boone, director of the big screen adaptation of the John Green young adult bestseller “The Fault in Our Stars,” is still tied to the project as a director, and he is also working with a writing partner on the script for the film.

“Josh Boone and his writing partner are working on the script,” Kinberg said, sharing an update as to the film’s current progress. “They’re doing a really nice job of it, and it’s a really cool one, because in many ways, like ‘Deadpool’ was so different from the mainline ‘X-Men’ movies, ‘New Mutants’it maybe not as different as ‘Deadpool,’ but it has its own unique, original voice to it.”

While being also a part of the larger “X-Men” cinematic universe at FOX, the “New Mutants” film is set to deliver a different tone and vibe that aim to appeal to a specific group of movie enthusiasts.

“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,” the film producer added. “And ‘New Mutants’ has more of a YA [Young Adult] vibe to it.”

Additionally, Kinberg teased that fans can expect a number of familiar faces from the main “X-Men” filmsthe more popular big screen mutantsto appear in the upcoming film in some capacity as well.