While Fox Studios have been hit (the first X-Men movie and X-Men: First Class) or miss (every other movie) with their Marvel mutant movies, what does the future hold? Well apparently the teen team The New Mutants might be up on the big screen soon.
Collider brought the topic of a New Mutants movie up with Fox CEO Tom Rothman and he had this to say:
Collider: I know you guys have New Mutants and a lot of characters in the X-Men universe. Obviously you guys are moving forward on an X-Men sequel, you’re moving forward on Wolverine, do you envision New Mutants or some of these other characters as franchises that the door can be open to? It does seem to me that the superhero genre is bigger than it’s ever been, and you guys have some of the crown jewels.
Rothman: (smiles) Yes.
Collider: When can fans expect an announcement on some of these other properties? Before Comic-Con, after Comic-Con, at Comic-Con?
Rothman: In the summer.
Collider: Are you talking to filmmakers right now?
Rothman: Let me just say this. All I have to say is, I agree with you in your assessment of the potential in a lot of these characters.
With Fox retaining the film rights to many characters in the Marvel Universe (such as every mutant character) it is nice to see they will expand beyond just doing different iterations of the X-Men, personally I think if they do it right it could be really good.
Let’s have some fun with this, what version of the New Mutants do you want to see? The classic line-up from the 80’s? Maybe the Liefeld era? Who would you cast?
Admit it, Stephen Lang would make a kick-ass Cable.
Feel free to sound off below.
Source: Geek Tyrant