New Updates on New Mutants and Final Wolverine Movie. X-Men scribe Simon Kinberg is hard at work with developing Josh Boone’s New Mutants and James Mangold’s final Wolverine film. The writer gave some details on how these two X-Men films are coming along.
20th Century Fox have been finding new ways to reinvigorate the X-Men franchise after the current X-Men trilogy comes to a close and bidding a farewell to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Simon Kinberg spoke with Collider with some updates on the big developments coming to New Mutants and the final chapter for Wolverine’s story.
Regarding New Mutants, here’s what Kinberg said:
I don’t know what the production plan is. Like with all of these things, we have to get the script right. That’s the most important part of it, and they’re just working on the first draft now, but the hope is that we’ll shoot it soon. And Josh has been game with this and gave us this incredibly elaborate presentation about New Mutants. He’s a huge comic book fan and grew up loving and reading specifically New Mutants, so he came with a whole movie presentation where he laid the film out and it was really cool.
Kinberg also touched upon where things are going for Wolverine’s final adventure:
We’re pretty close to a script that everyone’s excited about, and I don’t know when the start date is, but we won’t start until it’s ready to shoot. What Hugh said to you is the attitude we all have—myself, Lauren Shuler Donner, the studio, [director] James Mangold, Hutch Parker—all of us, feel like this is six or seven or eight (depending on how you count) movies in the making, and there are few characters in the history of cinema who have cast as big a shadow as Wolverine, so to tell the final chapter of that story, it has to be the best, and it has to have a mythic quality to it. So we have to get it right, and I think we will, and my experience working with Jim Mangold, I’ve been extraordinarily impressed with him. He’s just a really great storyteller; he’s incredible with character. Really diligent, just a special talent. I have very high hopes for that movie.
Speaking of Wolverine, Kinberg didn’t provide any details on what storyline they were going to adapt, but he had this to say:
I can’t talk about what it is, but I will say that in its essence it’s something that Hugh has been excited about for a while, and something James Mangold is incredibly excited about, and the two of them together is a pretty neat thing to watch having made a movie together, and I thought they made a pretty good one. They just have a shorthand fluency and trust. It’s really nice to watch.
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