Based mostly on the comics written by Chris Claremont, with artwork by Bob McLeod and, later, the legendary Invoice Sienkiewicz, the film chronicles the saga of 5 younger mutants — Illyana Rasputin/Magik (Anya Taylor-Pleasure), Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), Sam Guthrie/Cannonball (Charlie Heaton), Danielle Moonstar/Mirage (Blu Hunt), and Roberto da Costa/Sunspot (Henry Zaga) — who’re taken to a secret lab housed in an deserted asylum. There, they try to flee whereas testing the boundaries of their powers and coping with the (generally literal) demons of their pasts.
Initially slated to return out within the spring of 2018, The New Mutants was delayed — first by the studio’s indecision over whether or not to ask Boone for reshoots (which ended up never happening) and second by Disney’s purchase of the Fox film studio, which successfully introduced The New Mutants and different largely accomplished Fox movies below the Disney banner.
The Disney/Fox merger left Boone and The New Mutants “adrift,” as he put it, for a yr and a half, with launch dates regularly bumped and the main focus shifted to finishing and releasing Darkish Phoenix. “We had been type of kicked below the curb till Disney took over,” Boone says now. “After which they introduced me again in and I used to be capable of end the film.”
The merger, together with the box office failure of Darkish Phoenix, put an unceremonious finish to the Fox Marvel Universe: with the potential exception of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, Fox-owned properties like X-Males and Incredible 4 will now be re-invented as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However with The New Mutants lastly popping out as a sort of coda to the 20-year run of Fox motion pictures, did Boone have any discussions with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and his group about the opportunity of retconning the film into the MCU?
“No, none in any respect,” says Boone. “I simply actually completed the method we’d already gotten sort of 70% of the best way by means of earlier than the merger occurred. It was good to have the retrospect of the yr the place I used to be off engaged on [CBS All Access limited series] The Stand and doing different issues to return again and take a look at it, as a result of we sat there and did different little issues right here and there.”