Director Josh Boone Talks ‘New Mutants’

A hot topic among X-Men fans is what approach The Fault In Our Stars Director Josh Boone will take with the upcoming project, New Mutants. He elaborated on this question in a recent conversation via Collider.

“We had loved this X-Men spinoff, The New Mutants. We had loved Bill Sienkiewicz’s run with Chris Claremont that had Demon Bear. It was really dark, interesting, and different from the typical X-Men stories that we had read.


After I made ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, we made Fox a comic book. It walked them through a trilogy of New Mutant films that would build on each other. We used this program called Comic Life, and took all the images we had loved from the series and strung them together to show them the movie we wanted to do.


We brought it to Simon and he really liked it. We’ve been going for the past year and a half to get it ready, and I’m about to go location scout and we have a release date now.”

In the quote, Boone seemingly confirms that Demon Bear will be the antagonist, which lines up with the rumor we reported on earlier in 2016.

Based on the director’s comments, he seems extremely confident with New Mutants.

Are you looking forward to this film? Let us know in the comments!

New Mutants will likely hit theaters in 2018, although no release date has been confirmed yet.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!