New Mutants

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been one of the most successful franchises in recent history. Starting with Iron Man way back in 2008, the MCU had continued to grow to help birth the current age of superhero films. Sure, we love the characters and their heroics, but the MCU films also have had a wide reach with their audience. That is mostly due to the fact that all MCU films have had the family-friendly PG-13 Rating. While the Netflix Marvel Television shows have toes the line with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones doing the nasty and the constant barrage of the N-word on Luke Cage, they are still relatively tame compared to anything Tarantino would ever put out. Marvel Studios has played it safe with their 15 films by having them all be PG-13.


With all this casting news, it seems that production on 20th Century Fox‘s long in the works X-Men spin-off film, New Mutants, is getting closer to the beginning of principal photography. We’ve got a Cannonball, a Magik, and a Wolfsbane, and now it seems we have a Sunspot. With just Mirage and Warlock left, this New Mutants team is almost good to go in what writer/director Josh Boone has described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie” set in the X-Men universe. So who will play the Brazilian mutant with solar ray absorbing and blasting super-powers? You may know him from Netflix… (more…)

Things look to be proceeding well with the upcoming New Mutants movie, the latest attempt by 20th Century Fox to spin-off further mutant adventures from the main X-Men movie series. The film in in the process to recruit all the New Mutants so that filming can start in the hopefully near future and meet its Spring 2018 release. But here’s a tip, for those expecting a superhero movie in the vein of the X-Men films, the last Wolverine flick Logan, or even Deadpool, director Josh Boone is promising to deliver something different, and he’s recruiting Rosario Dawson to help him out with the horror (?) in New Mutants.  (more…)

We’ve all wondered, and now we know! Once, 20th Century Fox expected to release three X-Men films in the calendar year 2016, but there only ended up being two, and at least one of them was a massive box office success. That was Deadpool of course, and long have we waited on news of when we might actually see it’s sequel. Now, we finally know: 2018! And because this is Fox we’re talking about, not only are we going to get another Deadpool next year, we’re going to be getting two other X-Men movies too, and before you ask, one of them isn’t Gambit(more…)


Things have been pretty quiet on the X-Men front since the release of X-Men: Apocalypse in May. On the other hand, no news is good news, especially in light of the recent reveal that Doug Liman has abandoned Gambit in favor of Justice League Dark, so perhaps no further announcement about future X-Men projects isn’t so bad. But now there’s this: news about the upcoming New Mutants film. The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone was recruited last year to bring the team of junior X-Men in training to the big screen, and now they’re making it a full Fault reunion by bringing onboard screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. (more…)


Let’s get something out of the way first: the New Mutants never had much luck when it came to live-action adaptations. With a blemish like the 90’s cringeworthy Generation X on their resume (one of FOX‘s earlier attempts to bring superheroes into the mainstream), you’d think they wouldn’t really try and bring back that particular team of teenage mutants, despite the considerable nerd-mythos that Chris Claremont has already set up. However, following Deadpool‘s success, the studio seem to be willing to give this mutant reboot another go…



After years of speculation, poorly-written fanfiction, and tales of woe regarding the disasterrific implications of casting Ryan Reynolds in the role of everyone’s favorite meta-superhuman, Deadpool moves closer and closer to finally being a thing. The staff here at Nerdbastards is torn: we’re excited over the studio’s decision to keep the core of the movie as deep and down and dirty as possible, but we’re also leery of the move of the writing team pulling their punches at the last second and easing up for a more “all-ages” film.  Hope not!



If you’ve attended the San Diego Comic Con these last few years, you may have been on the hunt for celebrities dressed in costume trying to inconspicuously walk the convention floor.  If you’re attending the show this year, however, you may want to be on a different kind of scavenger hunt altogether: for one-of-a-kind pieces of art drawn by the creator of Deadpool himself, Rob Liefeld!


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