Friday, April 27, 2012

The New Mutants may be heading to the Big Screen

It was only a matter of time before we would hear about The New Mutants movie. And that time is coming soon, according to Fox CEO Tom Rothman.

He told Steve from Collider this bit of info:
Steve: I know you guys have like The New Mutants and a lot of characters in the X-Men universe.  Obviously you guys are moving forward on an X-Men sequel, you’re moving forward on Wolverine, do you envision New Mutants or some of these other characters as franchises that the door can be open to?  It does seem to me that the superhero genre is bigger than it’s ever been, and you guys have some of the crown jewels.

Rothman: (smiles) Yes.

When can fans expect an announcement on some of these other properties?  Before Comic-Con, after Comic-Con, at Comic-Con?

Rothman:  In the summer.

Are you talking to filmmakers right now?
Rothman: Let me just say this.  All I have to say is, I agree with you in your assessment of the potential in a lot of these characters.
This could a mess or be the best thing ever. The New Mutants were always a great bunch, however if this movie happens, which mutant makes the cut? Karma and Magik better make the list.


luciferosirisarnold said...

Wasn't there a made for tv movie on these guy? Back in the 90's.

WilsonW said...

@Lucifer-No that was Generation Next.

Vik, it would be interesting to see if they keep Karma lesbian. Granted she didn't come out till WAAAAYYYY after her characters conception.

But I sadly think they'll go for more of the 90's team with Rictor, Boom Boom, Shatterstar, Domino and all that stuff.

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