I follow the New Mutants Updates account on Twitter, and they've said that all the footage for the trailer is from principal photography. The movie hasn't undergone any major reshoots since it was delayed. It will also be PG-13 but still maintain a scary tone. The director seems to be happy with the film as it is, and Marvel apparently gave it their blessing according to Bill Sienkiewicz.
That's really great to hear. I was just reading the The New Mutants article on the wiki to find out more about the movie's production given its 2 year delay. It mentions 50% of the movie was reshot. Did the reshoots happen after the first delay and not the second?
I'm glad the movie is getting a full release as there was speculation it might be moved to Disney+. The trailer looked amazing!
Those ideas sound awesome! With the black and white colour scheme, were you thinking just a plain black background with yellow headers? Or were you thinking of something to have in the background in particular? No right or wrong answer, that design could look really great!
The header graphic is also a good idea, I'd played around with making that image textless already using another image and I've had good results.
I think with the main page a lot will be changing the colour scheme again. With what you said above, changing the pinkish boxes to a yellowish colour would look good. The Featured Characters and Featured Video would also be updated of course with the new characters/videos from the movie.
The only big area I would be tempted to change is the main page slider. Per Fandom's main page guidelines, sliders aren't seen as best practice as much of the content is hidden if that makes sense. Plus, your current slider features current New Mutants news, but also two sections that won't gain much traffic from readers.
I would recommend having a lede section (per the main page guidelines) outlining the purpose of the wiki including what the X-Men Movies franchise is, and then a section below talking about The New Mutants. An example of something like that is something I drew up here. After making that adjustment, the SpongeBob Wiki's main page moved up in the search rankings even - it's that effective.
Excuse the long post, just wanted to brain storm some ideas. Just to say you don't have to do anything I've suggested, it's just some ideas. Important to bounce some ideas around to find the best options! :)
Hey! I finally drafted something here. It's not finished just to say but I wondered if the faces as the main background might be a good option. I only say as much of the latest The New Mutants material feature the faces prominently.
I did play around with the black and yellow colour scheme and that also works. I thought about adding some images from the trailer on the background, this is another option:
You may have some better trailer image selections to be included, I was just playing around with the idea. Thoughts appreciated! :)
No worries! Happy to help. I think you'll get where I'm coming from but after the negative press around The New Mutants after its delays, it feels great hyping it up on the wiki and the most recent trailer was awesome too. Film makers worked so hard on the movie, I want to do my bit to spread some positivity and hype for it!
I was so hyped when the first teaser dropped for The New Mutants back in 2017. I loved the concept of a horror-superhero movie set in the X-Men universe, but all the delays and the Disney-Fox merger made me question whether we'd ever see it on the big screen. I'm so happy that we're getting to enjoy the final Fox X-Men movie in cinemas. If the trailers are anything to go by, it's sure to be great.
Have you noticed that the colours on the main page are not blending well with the new theme of the wiki? Is there any way you can fix it by any chance?
Do you object if I alter the design slightly and switch some of it to CSS coding? It's just a bit tough to navigate through the templates on there. If I switched it to CSS, it would make it a lot easier to navigate.
Hey there! I've gone ahead and implemented a 'first draft' as it were. It took quite a bit of time as there were some many templates to change colours with (I'll tidy those up more a bit later). What do you think?
I think you or one of the other admins changed the colour scheme on the wiki a bit and I adjusted the headings accordingly. One reason I made the main content area a lighter colour was because I felt it made the wiki look brighter and, in my view, can make it more inviting for users.
Ok no worries! Just to go through my reasoning for maker it the lighter background, I wondered if it made the content space look a bit brighter and more inviting for users if that makes sense. The black background looks good too, was just going through my reasoning. :)
I've been adding the links as I edit pages, but I don't think the rest of the community is concerned with them tbh. I'm thinking of creating another announcement to encourage users to help with the links.
I was wondering if you could modify the gallery template to be in line with the infoboxes?
Hey! Sounds good. A little nudge now and then works well.
When you mean modify in line with the infoboxes, do you mean so it literally lines up? Like:
One thing I will say about that is, for portability sake, you would be just as good to post a link to the gallery within the infobox itself. This is similar to how the SpongeBob Wiki does it with their links to subpages. This way you create something that works within a portable design and doesn't take up space within the article.
Either way though, I have created a solution here that uses Portable Infobox code and will look like the example in the image above with the added CSS. :)
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Hey! Just splitting what I have to announce into two messages to make it more digestible.
Just letting you know Fandom plans to extend a test it's running on other wikis to this one. It aims at improving the search engine ranking for wikis including this one.
Some details: We will be automatically redirecting anonymous users who land on file pages to the first article page that the file is used on. Our hope is that this will help anonymous users find what they're looking for more easily. During the test, we'll measure whether this has a positive impact on search engine rankings.
Logged-in users will see absolutely no change, so you may not notice anything of this test - I'm just letting you know out of courtesy and in case anonymous users approach you with questions.
This feature includes some really insightful statistics that should allow you guys to inform some wiki decisions, such as:
Top viewed pages
# of page views (daily over the past 30 days)
Most visited files
Desktop vs mobile sessions
So as I mentioned above, this feature is really great as it allows you to see what areas are doing very well and how you can capitalise on them. For example, the majority of your readership are viewing the wiki from mobile phones, currently sitting at 66%(!). A really good way to accommodate those users would be to keep your mobile main page updated frequently, such as including details of the Dark Phoenix home release there. This way those users are kept updated and informed.
Hopefully you like this feature, it's been highly requested for some time and we would really appreciate your feedback on it. For more help with it, please feel free to ask me questions and also refer to these two super useful articles:
Hey! So I have an update on the program to interlink X-Men Wiki and X-Men Movies Wiki. Having spoken with staff about this, it makes sense to initially just have both wikis linking to one another.
I've made an example here showcasing this, just by simply adding two links into the <navigation> section of the infobox. Don't worry if it looks off styling wise, that can be fixed! :)
This works out well as you're linking to other sources of knowledge for your readers in a prominent location so they never have to go far to find what they're looking for. How does this sound to you? Questions welcome!
I can't think of any place at the moment. But wouldn't the system we have in place at the moment suffice? At the bottom of the article, there's links to the Marvel Database and Wikipedia for anyone interested in reading more about the characters. We could add one for the X-Men Wiki.
The downside with putting it so low down in the article is that there wouldn't be any real SEO benefits. Those would be brought from having the links high up in the article and in the portable infobox itself which is designed to be search engine friendly.
I think also the idea behind it is to allow users to easily and organically find what version of a character they're looking for. An infobox of an article contains key information and including a couple of links to important versions of a character (ie, comic articles on X-Men Wiki and MDB) falls under that criteria really.
Would perhaps, instead of links at the bottom of the article, another row titled "Versions" be a better, less conspicuous design? I've updated the infobox design with that, under a "Versions" heading.
It seems weird to give the content of other wikis such prominence in our articles. I get that it's meant to entice readers to find more information on a topic that they're interested in, but at the same time, we have to prioritize our own content before promoting other wikis. I prefer the set-up we have now.
Hi! I think the idea behind it is for wikis to interlink more. So, if the merge happened, the content would have been on this wiki. Instead, X-Men Wiki would be treated as a partner to this wiki so you would work together to give readers what they want. Likewise on X-Men Wiki, they would link to movie iterations of characters here. Think of it like a web, everything interconnecting.
You could put a link to X-Men Wiki in the external links section, but it wouldn't give you much SEO traction and the idea is for readers wanting to see the Comic book iteration of a character (where the movies draw inspiration from), they can see a link front and center. You're encouraging readers to go and explore in a way.
The majority of people who frequent this wiki come for information regarding the movies. It would be kind of strange to put links to comic wikis in the infobox, which should only have information about aspects relevant to the movies. I was thinking of renaming the external links section to "Further Reading" as a good compromise.
Sounds fair! While it may not gain as much SEO and reader traction, that would still be a positive step towards interlinking your wikis and sharing each other's content as it were.
Oh! Just so you know, Phantom Stranger was made an admin over at X-Men Wiki. We're just sorting out a few aspects of that wiki and I'll be discussing interlinkage with them too. It'll be great to have two awesome X-Men Wikis working together! :)
Hey! So with the infobox idea, I just wanted to add something with regards to the partnership.
So having spoken with staff to clarify this, I can confirm you wouldn't lose anything from this change and would have it all to gain.
While you don't want to give "other wikis" prominence, these wouldn't be other wikis as such, rather they would be your partners in an endeavour to attract more readers to your high quality X-Men content and give them the content they want in an efficient way.
It's worth stressing that X-Men Wiki would do the same here, linking to you guys as you would be to them. That's how the partnership would work, each party taking equal measures to create a really successful union. :)
So yeah, you really wouldn't lose anything from this, putting the links in the infobox. You would have it all to gain with an increased search engine presence (so more views) as well as new users viewing this wiki through links to here on X-Men Wiki. There wouldn't really be much benefit from putting the links at the bottom unfortunately.
As bureaucrat & fellow admin of this wikia, I've basically handed over the reigns of this wikia to MutantLivesMatter, since they are far more invested & focus on this one wikia while I am spread across several others. However, I agree with them that I prefer that the X-Men Movies wikia remains a separate wikia, and not merged with the greater X-Men wiki. That being said, while I prefer the set up we have now, I am not closed to the discussion of linking to the other wikia.
Hey! Thanks so much for your input in this. I totally get your concerns with the merge and after speaking with staff, they think developing a closer relationship between the wikis rather than a merge would be a great way forward.
In terms of the wiki interlinkage, at the moment, you would only really be looking at a couple of links in the infobox (per here) as opposed to having them at the bottom of the article. The reason for putting the links in the infobox is that portable infoboxes, by design, are really search engine friendly. This means Google picks up information in the infoboxes really easily and that drives up your search ranking as a result.
If you put the links at the bottom of the article, that doesn't help your search ranking and readers generally don't click on them or even see them if they don't scroll down that far.
So the general idea is that this would be a partnership. Both wikis would link to each other with both gaining the rewards of new users coming from each other's wikis. So on here, if a user wants to find the comic book version of Magneto, they can find an easy link in the infobox to that. With the link being in the infobox as well, it is a sign that you endorse the wiki you are linking to as generally important information goes in the infobox. :)
Just to say, my example is only one way of going about it - there would be other ways to incorporate links into the infobox potentially. :)
I get where both of you are coming from, and again, I've seceded the "admin final say" here to MutantLivesMatter, but I don't mind having the "versions" in the infobox. It doesn't seem too detracting, in my opinion. I do prefer having it at the bottom of the page, under External Links, but I do also acknowledge that many readers may not see that or scroll that far down, and that Spongebob456's suggestion has greater SEO benefits, and I personally am fine with this, in my perspective, relatively minor change.
Hey guys! Sorry for the late reply, I was out of office for a few days but I'm back now.
Have you had any more suggestions re links in the infobox? One idea I had considered was, if you didn't want links to wiki names, was whether you wanted to link to X-Men Wiki, but just have the link read Comic interation as per here. What do you think? :)
I was thinking that we could include the interwiki links at the bottom of the infobox. Emma Swan's page on the Once Upon a Time Wiki is a good example of what I think it should look like. Instead of "Relevant Pages", it could say "Other Versions".
That's really awesome! So I guess, if you're happy, the next step would be implementation. In terms of how to proceed, the code above and in User:Spongebob456/Test infobox are free to be used. I can append the new row to the main template if you'd like.
In terms of organisation, I can help with that. It might be a good idea to enlist the help of the community and give yourselves a ratio of character articles to do each. I don't think it would take too long actually.
Oh, don't forget to remove the link to Marvel Database from the External Links section of those articles as you don't need it twice. :)