20th Century Fox is prepping to take a deeper dive into the world of Marvel’s X-Men with writer/director Josh Boone’s upcoming superhero film, X-Men: The New Mutants. The average Joe is probably familiar with names like Wolverine, Cyclops, and Rogue thanks to the characters’ appearance in live-action films and decades worth of comic books, but I think it’s safe to say that names like Illyana Rasputin, Rahne Sinclair, and Roberto da Costa are a bit beyond the reach of all but the most dedicated Marvel comics readers.
And yet The New Mutants might just be the perfect characters for today’s socially-conscious movie-going audiences. The core team, created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod in the 80s, featured a Kentuckian, a 19-year-old Vietnamese girl, a Cheyenne illusionist, a superstrong Brazilian, and a lycanthropic Scottish girl; that’s quite the representation of the most unique demographics out there in today’s world. Add Colossus’ teleporting sister and a techno-organic alien, and Fox will have all its conceivable bases covered. Luckily, it seems like X-Men: The New Mutants will be bringing all of these characters and more to a new generation of audiences.
If Boone’s Instagram account is any indication, the New Mutants movie will feature Magik, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and perhaps the most interesting of all, Warlock. Take a look at Boone’s recent Instagram posts below and make of them what you will:
#newmutants #wolfsbane #rahnesinclair A photo posted by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on May 3, 2016 at 10:40am PDT