The New Mutants movie is an upcoming American horror film in the superhero genre that is based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was initially conceived of as the first in a trilogy of mutant horror films and was supposed to be the thirteenth episode in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay by himself and Knate Lee and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. In this New Mutants movie, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves.
Already strong fans, Lee and Boone started their work in The Fault in Our Stars movie and since then the duo has been diehard fans of the New Mutants while growing up together. They promoted a potential film series to the producer of X-Men Simon Kinberg, and in May 2025 they signed on officially to the film. The filming took place in Boston from around July to September 2017, primarily they shot at the Medfield State Hospital, hoping to release the movie in April 2018, however, the proposed release was stalled for more than a year with multiple retakes reportedly to make the movie really frightening, also fixing the new proposed date to the 2nd of August 2019.
Five young mutants, after just finding out about their supernatural abilities while they were held captive in a secret facility against their will, they had to fight to escape their past sins and save themselves from their captors.
Movie Development and Progress
In 2014, when they finished work on the movie The Fault in Our Stars when director Josh Boone made a comic book with his best friend Knate Lee using just covers, frames and panels Fri Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz’s New Mutant graded comics to actually explain what the proposed series taking the mutant comic in mind. The duo has been long and die-hard fans of the comic characters while growing up. Boone called their stories interesting, really dark and different from the typical X-Men stories that we’ve all head,
After taking this comic to Simon Kinberg who was one of the producers of The X-Men Series, he really liked it and in May 2015 movie giants Fox completed the deal to let Boomer direct the New Mutants from an actual script that Lee, Kinberg, Lauren, Shuler Donner and himself began producing.
The film would be a standalone spinoff film, expanding the universe of the X-Men films. While working on the first draft of the script, Boone sent it and his ideas for the film to Sienkiewicz, who thought Boone “had it figured out” but was also not just copying the comics.
The film had entered pre-production in Boston, Massachusetts by April 2017, in preparation for filming to begin in that city. Location scouting had been taking place, including at Medfield State Hospital, which was previously used as a filming location for Shutter Island. However, Fox scheduled New Mutants for a release on the 13th of April 2018. A couple of weeks later, the studio officially announced the casting of Taylor-Joy and Williams and was “making serious efforts to find ethnically appropriate actors” for the rest of the cast, widely searching for South American and Native American actors to respectively play Sunspot and Moonstar. By then, McAvoy was no longer slated to appear in the film; Wolff was no longer in the running to portray Cannonball; and Karen Rosenfelt was producing alongside Kinberg, who ultimately spent much of production focused.
The majority of the film was shot on location at Medfield State Hospital, where Boone said: “every single person on my crew ... had weird things happen to them while they were there.” Boone wanted to make” as many of the effects practically as we could. And that was because the movie has some big visual effect stuff as well, but we really tried to do everything we could possibly do real so it would feel a little bit more like” the horror movies that he grew up with. For instance, to create the effect of figures pushing through the walls of a room, Boone used the technique originated by Wes Craven of having real actors pushing on sheets of spandex. 10 percent of the film was shot using a green screen. Filming ended on September 16, 2017, and the movie’’s principal photography was described as “stressful” for Boone, who felt “a bit neutered” during the process due to having to tone down the film from his original “full horror” ideas.
This is one movie that would keep you glued to your seats from start to finish. We recommend you mark your calendars to August and stand by for the premiering of this movie however you can take a quick sneak peek at some of the proposed scenes in the New Mutant comics for sale, you can check them out here.