Simon Kinberg Offers Update On NEW MUTANTS And The Final WOLVERINE Movie

Simon Kinberg Offers Update On NEW MUTANTS And The Final WOLVERINE Movie

Simon Kinberg talks here about where things currently stand on Josh Boone's New Mutants as well as whether they're any closer to getting that third and final Wolverine movie into production.

The announcement of a New Mutants movie came pretty much out of nowhere, but with the current X-Men trilogy coming to an end next year, Bryan Singer moving on to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Hugh Jackman bidding farewell to Wolverine, Fox need to find new ways to keep this franchise alive. Here, Simon Kinberg offers an update on what sounds like very big plans for the Josh Boone helmed release as well as shedding some light on the ongoing development of Wolverine's final adventure. As always, let us know your thoughts on these comments below...

On The Current Status Of Josh Boone's New Mutants:

I don’t know what the production plan is. Like with all of these things, we have to get the script right. That’s the most important part of it, and they’re just working on the first draft now, but the hope is that we’ll shoot it soon. And Josh has been game with this and gave us this incredibly elaborate presentation about New Mutants. He’s a huge comic book fan and grew up loving and reading specifically New Mutants, so he came with a whole movie presentation where he laid the film out and it was really cool.

On Where Things Stand With The Final Wolverine Movie:

We’re pretty close to a script that everyone’s excited about, and I don’t know when the start date is, but we won’t start until it’s ready to shoot. What Hugh said to you is the attitude we all have—myself, Lauren Shuler Donner, the studio, [director] James Mangold, Hutch Parker—all of us, feel like this is six or seven or eight (depending on how you count) movies in the making, and there are few characters in the history of cinema who have cast as big a shadow as Wolverine, so to tell the final chapter of that story, it has to be the best, and it has to have a mythic quality to it. So we have to get it right, and I think we will, and my experience working with Jim Mangold, I’ve been extraordinarily impressed with him. He’s just a really great storyteller; he’s incredible with character. Really diligent, just a special talent. I have very high hopes for that movie.

On The Storyline They're Adapting For The Third Wolverine:

I can’t talk about what it is, but I will say that in its essence it’s something that Hugh has been excited about for a while, and something James Mangold is incredibly excited about, and the two of them together is a pretty neat thing to watch having made a movie together, and I thought they made a pretty good one. They just have a shorthand fluency and trust. It’s really nice to watch.

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