Following a report from Le Journal de Montreal that a new X-Men film is set to begin filming at MELS Studio complex, where both X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse were filmed, director Josh Boone has teasingly confirmed that the film will be the long in development New Mutants.
Boone took to his Twitter account to respond to the reports of filming.
This is in line with recently reported rumblings out of Fox that pegged New Mutants as filming in Spring 2017, with Deadpool 2 not having a clear start date for production yet, Gambit still seemingly without a new director and the main X-Men films stuck in a state of limbo at the moment as the studio considers what to do with them now that major actor contracts have ended.
The original Le Journal de Montreal report mentioned that construction of sets will begin in January, with production taking over studios 2 and 3 of the complex, and that filming of the actual movie will take several months from it’s May start.
New Mutants focuses on a younger generation of mutants and reportedly will feature Danielle Moonstar/Mirage, Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Illyana Rasputin/Magik and Sam Guthrie/Cannonball as the team. Rumors have floated around that James McAvoy’s Professor Xavier or Alexandra Shipp’s Storm might factor in somehow but those accounts haven’t been proven.
New Mutants is likely to grab a 2018 release date, following 2017’s Logan and the likely to release in January 2018 Deadpool 2.