Josh Boone is hopeful for a trilogy of The New Mutants films

The live-action debut of The New Mutants could be approaching, but its director is hoping for a trilogy.

The New Mutants, which is hopefully set to drop in cinemas in August, has been the brunt of a lot of bad luck when it comes to distribution. However, that hasn’t stopped director/co-writer, Josh Boone from hoping that it fares a lot better with audiences and critics to warrant a trilogy.

With The New Mutants representing one of the last remnants of Fox’s Marvel/X-Men franchise (aside from Deadpool) – a lot is riding on this picture to be successful and some are even wondering if there’s a possibility that it could be added to the MCU.

After partaking in an interview with SFX Magazine,  (H/T: Heroic Hollywood) Boone admitted that he was proud of his version of the film and revealed that he hopes to be able to tell more stories in the form of a trilogy.

Once upon a time, there were rumors of apparent reshoots of The New Mutants, which Boone later debunked and chalked up to working on other projects. The director then explained that he came back to mutant mayhem after the Disney and Fox merger, which complicated things further. The film was then delayed once again this year from April 3 to August 28, due to the pandemic.

Set in a desolate hospital where a group of young mutants are being monitored for their psychiatric well-being, strange occurrences start to take place while their mutations become apparent.

The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga. Josh Boone is directing this horror-thriller from a screenplay he has co-written with Knate Lee. Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing for 20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment. 20th Century Studios will distribute. These new mutants on the block will storm into halls and theaters August 28, 2020.

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