‘X-Men’ Spinoff Lands ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Director

The New Mutants X Men
Courtesy of Marvel Comics

Fox has signed “The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone to direct the X-Men spinoff “The New Mutants,” which introduces several new characters to the “X-Men” movie universe.

Boone will also co-write the script for the untitled project with Knate Gwaltney. Producers are Simon Kinberg with Lauren Shuler Donner.

Boone’s “Fault in Our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, was a surprise hit for Fox, with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a $12 million budget. He’s also attached to direct Stephen King’s “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and has said that the studio is planning a four-part franchise.

The first team of teenage New Mutants characters appeared in Marvel Comics in 1982 and was created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod.

Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” delivered solidly for the studio last summer with $748 million in worldwide grosses. It’s dated Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool” for Feb. 12, followed by Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” on May 27, 2016, and its developing another Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman, as well as a “Gambit” project with Channing Tatum attached to star.

Boone is repped by CAA and attorney Gregory Slewett. Gwaltney is also repped by CAA.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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  1. Dunstan says:

    “The New Mutants?” So this isn’t a film about the people who star in reality TV shows? :D

  2. chilld37 says:

    is this instead of X-Force?

  3. wiles11 says:

    Thank you Variety for not running the full New Mutants comic book cover with this piece. If I never have to stare at a Rob Liefeld crotch again, I’ll die happy.

  4. Jim says:

    So “The New Mutants” has nothing to do with the new mutants just cast for Apocalypse?


  5. James says:

    After sitting through Stuck in Love and The Fault in Our Stars I don’t really want to see this guy make any more movies, Stuck in Love was especially atrocious.

  6. Jim says:

    First Class didn’t do much at the Box Office. It remains to be seen how well these movies will do with Jackman and the original cast….Wolverine is by far their most popular and marketable character among mainstream audiences. Bringing the original cast back for one last payday set back their efforts at rebooting the cast too. It’s way too soon to recast our favorite characters when the original cast just played them last year.

  7. Steven says:

    Fox should make a deal with Disney Marvel like Sony did with Spider-Man. Marvel will make the movie and fox can collect their money. They lost Star Wars don’t lose your marvel characters either. We get you’re trying to destroy the property before they get them back but marvel can reimage those characters better then any studio

    • Abax says:

      What a load of garbage. They don’t need to deal with Disney at all, unlike Sony that was in a rut.

      And they never had full rights to Star Wars(except for A New Hope), just distribution. Lucasfilm owns the rights and Disney bought Lucasfilm.

  8. Xmasevebaby says:

    Fox should give us an Alpha Flight movie while Hugh Jackman is still willing to play Wolverine. That group is the closest thing Fox has to the Avengers, and they would look INCREDIBLE on the big screen.

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