The New Mutants director is still hopeful for a trilogy

Dan Seddon
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From Digital Spy

Josh Boone has said that he still has aspirations of completing a trilogy of The New Mutants movies.

The director has been buried in this horror-tinged X-Men universe for quite some time, so it's no surprise to hear he's laid down plans for a further two entries once the first one finally premieres later this summer.

But as is the situation with every fledgling franchise, its future hangs on the box office takings.

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Speaking to SFX Magazine recently, Boone revealed: "Ultimately, after all this time, I was able to make my New Mutants film, and I am proud of it.

"What I'm hoping for now is that it will be successful enough so the studio will allow me to complete a trilogy. I've got [it] all planned out."

Previously, the filmmaker also disclosed that he intended to introduce a major villain at the end of the first movie, who'd go on to terrorise the teenagers in a sequel.

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"We had always planned to have a tag at the end of the movie that introduced the villain for the next movie," he noted.

"We even had an actor cast [Antonio Banderas], but because of the merger and because Marvel owns X-Men now and is going to do their own thing, there was no reason to go shoot it."

The New Mutants will be released in cinemas on August 28.

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