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The Fault in Our Stars Writers Will Tackle X-Men Spinoff, New Mutants

Well, alright then.

If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, you’re really going to dig the new writers for Marvel’s New Mutants. That’s because they’re the same people who worked on the aforementioned film. After snatching up director Josh Boone, who directed the Shailene Woodley-led YA drama, screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weberhave been tapped to write the X-Men spinoff.

As The Hollywood Reporter points out, the movie will center on the angst-filled adventures of a group of teens who are still learning to harness their powers. In the comics, which debuted in 1982, it was Professor X who assembled the crew which included Cannonball, Karma, Moonstar, Wolfsbane, and Sunspot to become the first New Mutants team. Later on, Magma (Amara Aquilla), Cypher, Warlock and Magik would be added to the mix.

Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that Maisie Williams would play Wolfsbane but that hasn’t been confirmed. However, per Screen Crush, she “would absolutely love to be a part of it.” We, too, would love it if she were a part of it. We already know that Professor Xavier will star in the film and while Boone hasn’t said if whether we’ll be seeing a bald Patrick Stewart or James McAvoy, it’s more likely that the role will go to McAvoy.

In the wake of the disappoint that was X-Men: Apocalypse, I’d argue that this refreshing story about a group of kids from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is just what the X-Men franchise needs right now.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image via Screencap)

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