Reconfiguration comes in many forms. Case in point is 20th Century Fox, who is sifting over their options to extend the life out of their beloved X-Men franchise. This week though, news leaked that May 2017 was reserved for production of a brand new flick. And, those in the know regarding studio plans, comic book story arcs and the overall Marvel mechanics have joined the dots together to come up with New Mutants.
The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone dropped the biggest hint yet. The director went on to retweet a Den of Geek article that guesses as much. Saying, "Hmmmm, what movie could it be?"
Montreal has already been earmarked as a shooting location for that May 2017 period. While it was announced in Marvel's scheduling that the next “Untitled Marvel/Fox Film” is penciled in for March 2, 2018.
— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) December 7, 2016
New Faces From Old Comics
Moving away from the regulars that we know and love when Logan closes the curtain on the regular favorites via Wolverine, Magneto, Rogue, Cyclops and others, New Mutants provides a clean slate. That's right, expect a spinoff that will go in a different direction. On what timeline they fall is anyone's guess. But it has been rumored that Charles Xavier/Professor X will make a cameo appearance, suggesting that they won't be far off the First Class generation.
Comic fans might be familiar with these names but, for the rest of us, they are completely foreign. Starting with Wolfsbane, the superheroes are separate entities from the franchise to date as they include the likes of Magik, Sunspot, Danielle Moonstar, Mirage and Cannonball.
"Untitled" Continues To Tease On Again/Off Again Gambit
Channing Tatum can be thankful for plenty in his glittering Hollywood career. But taking part in the Marvel universe to play Gambit has not been one of his brightest moments. With the studio not giving any official outline as to what will fill this March 2, 2018 slot, speculation grows that this could be the moment for the card-carrying hero to get his day in the sun. Rather than bring in a wave of new players unfamiliar to the mainstream.
Doug Liman was the second director to walk from the project and before a third is linked and inked, many questions about the merits of the flick continue to linger. Despite a litany of superhero installments being released, somehow Tatum's Gambit falls down the cracks time and time again.