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Fox has announced that it has greenlit another X-Men spin-off, New Mutants. In the comics, at least, the New Mutants were a group of teen-age mutants being trained by the X-Men in the use of their powers.
Fox has not announced a release date for the movie yet, but Josh Boone will be the director. He’d directed The Fault In Our Stars which was also about teenagers. Other X-Men related projects that Fox has in the pipeline are Deadpool on February 12th, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016, Gambit on October 7th, 2016, Wolverine 3 on March 3rd, 2017, and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. There’s speculation that New Mutants might be the 2018 release.
Gravity4 reported that the comic New Mutants had the distinction of being the first X-men spin-off to be published, and it debuted in the 1980s. The best-known character associated with the comic, other than Professor X and various X-Men, is probably Cable, a time-traveling mutant cyborg who is also the son of Cyclops. In the comics, he served as a mentor to the New Mutants and later reformed the team into a paramilitary group called X-Force.
Cable, for all of his popularity, was a Johnny-come-lately to the cast. The original team consisted of Karma, a Vietnamese telepath, Cannonball, a human rocket, Wolfsbane, a werewolf, the super-strong Sunspot (who turned up in X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Danielle Moonstar, a Cheyenne who could make people suffer terrifying hallucinations. She and Cannonball were also the team’s leaders for much of the book’s run, and she used several different monikers as well.