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 Post subject: The New Mutants
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:34 pm 
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The New Mutants was originally meant to be the final movie from Fox's X-Men universe. But now seems like it's possible that it will be included in the MCU, which could actually make it Disney's first mutant movie instead.

https://screenrant.com/new-mutants-movi ... ences-mcu/

The current cut of Fox's The New Mutants has reportedly dropped all references to the studio's X-Men movies, and could eventually become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The New Mutants' latest cut removes all references to the previous Fox X-Men movies, including any lines suggesting "mutant" is a common term in the film's universe. This changes were apparently made in case Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige decides he wants to make New Mutants part of the MCU and bring its main characters back in either Phase 5 or Beyond.

As the article says, nothing is sure when it comes to this movie. Still, it opens up for the possibilities that some of the characters (played by the same actors) can join the MCU later on, unlike the other X-Men movies from Fox.

The name, "The New Mutants", says a lot about how much the Marvel universe has changed regarding mutants. From Wikipedia:

By the early 1980s, Uncanny X-Men had become one of the comic book industry's most successful titles, prompting Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter to launch The New Mutants, the first of several X-Men spin-offs. X-Men editor Louise Simonson recalled "Neither Chris Claremont or I really wanted to do it. We wanted X-Men to be special and by itself, but Shooter told us that if we didn't come up with a new 'mutant' book, someone else would." The name was a modification of Stan Lee's original name for the X-Men, "The Mutants".

Back then the X-Men and Magneto and his brotherhood of evil mutants were practically the only mutants to speak of in the Marvel universe. You could learn all their names by heart. They were called "new mutants" because that's exactly what they were. A few years later there were so many mutants around that their name would have been "just a few more mutants".
Louise Simonson and Chris Claremont wanted the X-Men to be special and exclusive? Well, not anymore. It's been many years since mutants were anything special in the meaning of few and exclusive. They are no longer a team, they are now some sort of minority, which is very far from where they were when the New Mutants first showed up.
It would be interesting to know what Disney intends to do with the mutants, if they intends to keep them few or make them count hundreds or thousands (I'm hoping for the former).

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