May 6 2016

New Mutants director begins revealing the team lineup

The New Mutants are coming to the movie screen, and now we have some idea of which mutants we will see making up the team.

Created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod in 1982, The New Mutants were an offshoot of the X-Men that dealt with teenagers that were just discovering the mutant powers. It established a team at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters that were not yet X-Men and even had to wear identical uniforms as opposed to the individualized outfits you saw the older characters in. It made the school truly a school again.

The team changed many times over the years, but Josh Boone who is set to direct the film version took to Instagram this week to reveal which ones will make the cut for the film. Among them are:

With the exception of Warlock (I never have liked him), I’m pretty happy with this lineup. It’s almost the original team, it just swapped Karma for Magik, which is odd because the latter has a very complicated back story.

The only one of these characters to appear on screen so far is Sunspot who showed up briefly in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Cannonball’s powers almost seem to have been lifted for Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool, so you could have a bit of an idea of what to expect from him.

I loved the New Mutants, so I have high hopes for the film, and we’ll be thrilled to see these characters on screen (except Warlock… WHY?!?).

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