Fox is busy expanding it X-Men movie universe with a variety of spin-offs, including Deadpool 2, Gambit and New Mutants. Following the success of Deadpool and Logan, it looks like they’re not gonna be afraid to try something a little different again with the last of those, as director Josh Boone told EW, “We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
The film is now starting to come together, with the news, via THR, that Rosario Dawson is in talks to stars in the movie, joining Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. The film will centre of a team of mutants, but one that’s more teen-driven and angsty that X-Men, with Dawson as ‘Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself. The character assumes a mentor role for the group of fledgling heroes…’
‘Taylor-Joy is playing Illyana Rasputin, code-named Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. Williams is Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.’ The five young mutants in the movie are being held in a facility against their will, having to learn to to deal with the powers, which have proven a danger to others in the past.
The movie is due to start shooting in June, for release April 13th, 2018.