New Mutants director may have revealed the Fox movie’s team lineup

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Dec 21, 2018, 9:00 PM EST (Updated)

20th Century Fox has a New Mutants movie in the works, with director Josh Boone set to helm the superhero film, and he may have just revealed which mutant characters will be part of the team.

The Fault in Our Stars director was tapped last year to helm and co-write the screenplay for the comic book movie based on Marvel’s New Mutants comics, an X-Men spinoff featuring a group of teenaged mutants training to become superheroes. The New Mutants first appeared in 1982’s Marvel Graphic Novel #4 and were created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod.

Yesterday, Boone released individual images of each Marvel character on his Instagram account before releasing the group shot below. And, if they're anything to go by, it seems that Illyana Rasputin/Magik (Colossus’ little sister), Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Danni Moonstar/Mirage, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Roberto DeCosta/Sunspot and Warlock will make up the team of young superheroes from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Behold!! 

And here's the one of Warlock:

Of course, don’t take this as a confirmation that this is the official team lineup! But, considering these characters were part of the original team (along with Karma, who isn’t there), it seems likely these are the New Mutants we're looking for.

Add to that the recent rumor that Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) had been cast as Wolfsbane and Magik -- a rumor that has been vehemently denied by Fox, you guys -- there could be a dash of truth to it. 

However, I do wonder if Deadpool's Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) will also show up, since she's also a New Mutant in the X-Men Cinematic Universe. I guess it'll all depend as to when the New Mutants movie takes place. Food for thought.

What do you think? Do you believe this (the Instagram pic) could be the official team lineup for Fox's New Mutants movie?


(via Comic Book Movie)