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X-Men: New Mutants spin-off movie has started shooting under a classic ‘80s codename

Fox’s latest spin-off movie X-Men: New Mutants, which focuses on a young rag-tag bunch of fledgling super-beings, has begun filming.

Director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) announced the news via Instagram along with a funny clapperboard with the movie’s on-set title Growing Pains referencing the ’80s TV show, along with the movie’s young adult feel.

So far, New Mutants has looped in an interesting cast of TV younglings, including Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Will’s brother from Stranger Things (Charlie Heaton) as Cannonball and The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik.

Wolfsbane can, unsurprisingly, turn into a wolf or something halfway between, Cannonball becomes invulnerable while flying, and Magik, who is the sister of Colossus (from Deadpool), can essentially teleport.

Other confirmed characters include Dr Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga), Mirage (Blu Hunt, who you might recognise from The Originals), and Sunspot (Henry Zaga, who showed up in Netflix’s controversial hit 13 Reasons Why).

Elsewhere we don’t know much about the movie, except that it’s aiming for a “full-fledged horror movie”, as Boone previously said.

He said: “We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”

X-Men: The New Mutants will be released in cinemas on April 13, 2018.

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Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/x-men/news/a832959/x-men-new-mutants-spin-off-movie-starts-filming-release-date-uk/

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