The Fault In Our Stars Director Hired To Make The Next X-Men Spinoff Movie!

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It’s an X-citing time to be a fan of Marvel‘s mutants!

First Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie, now another X-Men movie spinoff is in the works — and it’s in inneresting hands.

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New Mutants — the story of the next class of X-Men after the originals — is coming to the big screen, and Fox has hired Josh Boone to develop it!

That name might not be familiar to you yet, but he already perfectly pulled off one film adaptation: The Fault In Our Stars!

Hmm, this may seem like a left field choice, but…

They’re both moving, often dark stories of teens dealing with changes in their bodies, going on adventures, meeting new people, and being faced with mortality.

Maybe he’ll be perfect!

This will be Josh’s first foray into superheroes, but least he’ll have lots of help; X-Men: Days Of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg will co-produce with Lauren Shuler Donner.

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We can’t say we’re surprised this is the next planned X-Men spinoff. Not only did Fox find major success going younger in the prequel First Class, but this team is also quite diverse, featuring characters of various ethnicities AND sexualities.

No wonder fans are so protective of the material! We just hope they’re pleased with the choice of director!

[Image via Marvel/Alberto Reyes/WENN.]

May 13, 2015 6:17pm PDT

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