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The New Mutants

Earlier this year, Stacey Snider, the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, explained the studio’s approach to giving some flavor to the superhero movies in their X-men line. “If we’re going to make a superhero movie, we have to ask ourselves: Wh…

We’ve lived through a couple generations now of movies with various iterations of Magneto, Charles Xavier, Mystique….you get the idea. Now, a fresh superhero torch is being lit with “X-Men: The New Mutants,” and now we have our …

Hugh Jackman finally said goodbye to Wolverine this year with “Logan,” which is trying to earn some Oscar love (more on that in a second), and for now the character is in the movie vault. But in today’s climate, no character is truly gone, and if you look over at Warner Bros., they’re more than happy to have two actors play the same role in different projects (a situation that has left Jared Leto not too pleased about someone else playing Joker in a developing spinoff). Continue reading Fox Chief Talks Rebooting Wolverine & Superhero Fatigue at The Playlist.

Now that Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are officially back in the “X-Men” universe, 20th Century Fox are getting aggressive with their slate of Marvel movies. Today, the studio announced placeholder dates for six untitled Marvel films. This is on top of the three upcoming X-Men movies scheduled for 2018 we already know are coming: “New Mutants,” “Deadpool 2” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (there is a fourth Untitled Marvel project on Fox’s schedule for February 2019, but it’s unclear if that date still stands) What could these films be? Continue reading Fox Is Releasing 6 More Marvel Movies After ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ at The Playlist.

It’s only a matter of time before the young cast of “Stranger Things” start finding their careers expanding into the world of blockbuster pictures. As we learned yesterday, Millie Bobby Brown auditioned for the role of X-23 in “Logan,” but she didn’t land it. However, it looks like Charlie Heaton will be the first of the young ensemble to make the major league leap. Continue reading ‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton Joins ‘New Mutants’ at The Playlist.

20th Century Fox seems to be tossing out the playbook and embracing trying new things with their comic book properties. They let Ryan Reynolds and co. go R-rated for “Deadpool,” and were rewarded with a massive box office success. That paved the way for this year’s moody and affecting “Logan,” also R-rated, but a picture that played more like a character drama than a superhero film. Continue reading Director Josh Boone Says ‘The New Mutants’ Will Be “A Full-Fledged Horror Movie” at The Playlist.

The rumors are true: Anya Taylor-Joy, the young star of “The Witch,” and ”Game of Thrones” cast member Maisie Williams have been confirmed for “X-Men: New Mutants” a young-adult-style super hero movie being directed by Josh Boone (“The Fault In Our Stars”). The two actors had been rumored for the film more than a year ago. Continue reading ‘New Mutants’: ‘The Witch’ & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars Confirmed For ‘X-Men’ Spinoff at The Playlist.

Looks like someone was logging some overtime this weekend. 20th Century Fox has been busy this morning announcing future dates for their 2018 roster. First it was FOUR (yes, four) “Avatar” films starting in 2020 (about five years or so behind schedule), now the studio has revealed the near future of its “X-Men” universe. While all dates were previously just “Untitled Fox / Marvel Film” placeholders, each one has been revealed. Continue reading ‘Deadpool 2’ & Two More ‘X-Men’ Films Dated For 2018 at The Playlist.

Earlier this year, we got a vague idea of 20th Century Fox‘s future superhero plans, as the trades revealed that the studio was moving ahead with “Deadpool 3” and some form of “X-Men” reboot. In recent weeks, word has starting to fly around that next spring, production will start on Josh Boone‘s “X-Men: The New Mutants,” but what about the core group of the recent X-Men trilogy? Continue reading Michael Fassbender Unsure About More ‘X-Men’ Movies, Jennifer Lawrence Jokes About Mystique In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ at The Playlist.

You might think that with 20th Century Fox going through a bit of minor turmoil with “Deadpool 2” following the exit of director Tim Miller and composer Junkie XL, they might be reluctant to talk to the trades. However, the folks at The Hollywood Reporter got some people inside the walls to talk about the studio’s superhero slate, and what they’ve got on the horizon. Continue reading Fox Planning ‘Deadpool 3,’ Will Reboot ‘X-Men,’ But ‘Gambit’ On Hold at The Playlist.