Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean Demon Bear will be the main antagonist, especially if a trilogy truly is the end goal for Boone. That doesn’t exactly mean he won’t be a huge part of the New Mutants films either, however. But a major villain behind the scenes, pulling all the strings seems like a safe bet for fans to make.
A trilogy of films definitely makes sense as well, especially given how many stories and characters there are in the New Mutants repertoire, but the fact that Boone pitched the films in comic form is just an added bonus that certainly shows the writer/director’s more geek-influenced side. What’s also interesting to note is Boone’s last little tidbit of information about a release date, possibly referencing the aforementioned May production start date.
While Boone enjoyed critical success with The Fault in Our Stars, there are certainly some fans out there who are a little skeptical given his strictly drama-based filmography. Still, Boone is a fresh voice and his creative style could be just what Fox’s comic book franchise needs to launch another successful property with New Mutants.