As if Deadpool, Gambit and Wolverine 3 weren’t enough for superhero fans to look forward to, another spinoff has just been added to the slate of X-Men films we can expect to see in the coming years. Yesterday it was announced that 20th Century Fox has a New Mutants film in development, which will be directed by The Fault In Our Stars’ Josh Boone. No other details were provided on what we can expect, but it will somehow tell the story of the team of young mutant superheroes.

Since this film probably won’t be hitting theaters for several years, it will probably be a while until we learn who will be in the film’s lineup, but by looking into the New Mutants’ history and what other X-Men films are coming up, there are a few names that spring to mind. Here are the people that you should keep an eye out for in the near future, from individuals who have already appeared in the films, to key New Mutants characters from the comics, to even a wacky addition who probably has no business being around these folks (you’ll see what I mean).

Professor X
Professor X
Someone has to bring these young mutants together, and who better than the man who assembled the original mutant superhero team than Professor X? In the comics, after several of his students had perished, Charles Xavier had given up on teaching students ever again. After some encouragement from his friend Moira McTaggert (played by Rose Byrne in X-Men: First Class and the upcoming Apocalypse, he changed his mind and began instructing five young, new mutants put under his care. Since the film’s placement in the X-Men timeline is uncertain, we don’t know if we’re getting a post-X-Men: Apocalypse, pre-X-Men Xavier (i.e. in between 1983 and the early 2000s), or if this is an older Xavier from the years following X-Men: The Last Stand. The latter would be preferable, not only because it means Patrick Stewart reprising the role, but also because it would be nice to see the elder, wise Xavier leading these young students.

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