Director/writer Josh Boone revealed that he and Knate Gwaltney have completed their first draft of THE NEW MUTANTS. He also included Simon Kinberg, who writes and produces the latest crop of ‘X-Men’ films. The developing screenplay will likely focus on a team of teenaged mutants. Last August, Boone showed the progress of the script with a with a photo ( see below).
— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) October 2, 2015
“We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters,” said Simon Kinberg last March, who’s producing with Lauren Shuler Donner.
A release date is to be announced. Boone said they’ll have a few years in the pipeline after DEADPOOL, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, GAMBIT and WOLVERINE make their way to theaters. 20th Century Fox has claimed a July 13, 2018 release date for an “untitled Marvel film” that could be for this film or other developing projects, including crossovers or sequels to upcoming hits in 2016.