NEW MUTANTS Planned as a Trilogy, WARLOCK & KARMA to Come

Still from 'The New Mutants'
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Credit: Bob McLeod (Marvel Comics)

Director/co-writer Josh Boone has been clear about his plans to make The New Mutants more like a horror movie than a standard superhero film since production started, but now he's opening up about his larger plans for the film - or rather, as he sees it, the trilogy.

"We brought [The New Mutants] to Fox as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by Sienkiewicz, and kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the 80s," Boone told IGN. "These are all going to be horror movies, and they're all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie. Our take was just go examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics."
 
Boone also discussed his plans for bringing in more New Mutants characters - or even Mutants from other corners of the X-Men universe.
 
"There's some things I can't talk about. I can just say it is connected to and a part of the X-Men universe, and will continue to be a part of the X-Men universe and will be a part of that as it opens up in the next movies and all that," he explained. "Every video complains online about characters that aren't in it right now. I will say we're going to introduce new characters in the next movie as well. Characters like Karma and Warlock, and all that will be in future movies."
 
The New Mutants is due out in theaters April 13, 2018.
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