The Fault in Our Stars Screenwriters Join Fox’s New Mutants Movie

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are reteaming with director Josh Boone for the upcoming X-Men spin-off film, New Mutants. Boone previously completed a few drafts of the script with Knate Gwaltney.

The director previously announced the different team members that would make up the group in the film, including: Magik, sister of Colossus and a powerful sorceress capable of teleporting; Wolfsbane, who can change into a Lycanthrope at will; Dani Moonstar aka Cheyenne/Mirage, who can visualize other’s thoughts, especially their fears; Cannonball, who can thrust himself and fly with an energy propulsion; Sunspot, who can absorb and channel solar radiation to both fly and create energy blasts; and Warlock,a techno-organic being capable of changing size and shapes.

It remains to be seen who will fill all of these roles in the film, though a previous report pointed toward Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as potentially filling the roles of Wolfsbane and Magik. That report also noted that Alexandra Shipp‘s Storm (who made her debut in X-Men: Apocalypse) and James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier would play major roles in the film as well.

New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982. Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants follows on a group of teenage mutants as heroes in training in the Marvel Universe.