The latest updates and spoilers for "The New Mutants" reveal that the spin-off movie will likely become a new trilogy. Director Josh Boone confirmed that project will open new possibilities to explore the "X-Men" lore and set-up events for upcoming movies for the franchise, Screenrant reported.

The New Mutants team are a teenage splinter group of the X-Men that are trained to use their powers to help mankind without resorting to violence. They are trained by Professor Charles Xavier before Magneto took charge of the team.

New trilogy in the works

According to Boone, "The New Mutants" will become the next trilogy in the "X-Men" film franchise and he wants to explore the children's growth using different horror subgenres.

"We brought it to Fox as a trilogy of films, really based on the long run by Sienkiewicz, and the kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the 80's," Boone told IGN (via Screenrant). "These are all going to be horror movies, and they're all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the 'rubber-reality' supernatural horror movie."

The characters in the film will consist of Danielle Moonstar (Mirage), Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane), Roberto da Costa (Sunspot), and Illyana Rasputin (Magik). They are all being held inside a haunted mutant institute run by Dr. Cecilia Reyes.

The team must survive the nightmares inside the facility while overcoming their own personal demons due to their growing mutant powers.

The story takes place in the present timeline similar to "Deadpool."

Karma and Warlock

Boone announced that he wants to add fan-favorites Karma and Warlock into "The New Mutants" sequels. In the comics, Karma is the team's original leader who has the ability to possess a person's body. Warlock is an alien mutant with the ability to transform his body into any shape he wants from simple objects to dangerous weapons.

Aside from Karma and Warlock, there is also the possibility that 20th Century Fox could introduce more characters like Cypher, Magma, Cypher, Boom-Boom, Elixir, Prodigy, Surge and more to the movie since they are planning a trilogy. The spin-off will also help connect the events of the past and upcoming films in the "X-Men" movie series.

For now, the studio is currently busy working on the post-production for "Deadpool 2" and "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" as both movies finished filming last week. "The New Mutants" will premiere on April 13, 2018.