The New Mutants Director Reveals His Movie’s Connections To The X-Men Films

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The New Mutants is finally coming to cinemas. It’ll be with us in April and we now know whether it’ll be connected to the X-Men films or not.

It had been rumoured that this New Mutants movie would be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), however, the movie’s director, Josh Boone, has now revealed that the film does share connections with the previous X-Men movies.

This throws a bit of a spanner in the works of all of us who thought that The New Mutants was going to be part of the MCU.

Boone was talking to Digital Spy about his upcoming Marvel movie, and he was asked whether the film would be connected to the other X-Men films.

He revealed that his movie is “absolutely an X-Men movie” – but with some very important differences.

“There’s references and things that happen that are part of the greater whole, but we very much wanted it to tonally and aesthetically stand on its own,” Boone said.

“It’s very grounded and very credible and because we shot it in a real location, it just will never look like a typical comic book movie where there’s a lot of green screen, and everything sort of looks like there’s a painted sheen of CGI across it.

The New Mutants will be connected to the X-Men movies

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Maisie Williams in The New Mutants – Credit: Disney

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“We’re really going for something not an indie movie, but a little more rough around the edges like that.”

Boone went on to talk about wanted an official connection to be made between his New Mutants film and the other X-Men movies.

However, he might find it difficult now that Disney owns Fox, and the tonal differences between the films is also a bit of an issue.

“I’m sure in some world in the future, these things will all connect, but these movies will stand on their own,” he told Digital Spy.

“If you put all the X-Men kids from a PG-13 X-Men movie into Deadpool, it’d be a weird match. This is sort of the same way. I’d be interested to see how they were able to do that because the tone of ours is so different.”

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