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‘New Mutants’ Trailer Dropping on Friday the 13th!

If there was ever a question as to if Fox’s X-Men spinoff New Mutants is a horror movie or not, the very fact that they’re dropping the teaser trailer on Friday the 13th should be all the confirmation needed.

Filming wrapped this past September on director Josh Boone’s (The Fault in Our StarsNew Mutants, a Marvel Comics property that Boone has promised will be a “full-fledged horror movie.” Doubling down on that early promise, 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider then compared the film to The Shining.

The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like The Shining than ‘we’re teenagers let’s save the world.’

The cast includes Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa a.k.a Sunspot, a mutant with the ability to absorb and channel solar power; Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, the Native American telepath also known as “Mirage”; Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself but also has more going on than she lets on; Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, who uses teleportation; Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball; and Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, who can turn into a wolf.

Boone is helming from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee about teenage superheroes-mutants being held against their will.

New Mutants has been set for an April 13, 2018, opening.

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  • cn0122

    This has potential to be really good….or really bad lol. Looking forward to seeing the trailer.

  • Cappy Tally

    An X-Men movie where the main selling point is that it’s not a superhero movie at all? What a novel concept! How about an X-Men movie where they try to cash in on The Matrix and play it like a generic sci-fi action movie with black leather jumpsuits? Or what if they did a dark and gritty character drama where they actually make fun of the comics IN THE MOVIE!? Or what if they did a couple of X-Men movies that felt like your average Hunger Games YA dystopia knock-off?

    So many directions they could go! After years of X-Men movies that were faithful, respectful adaptations of the superhero comics that spawned the franchise, it’s time to take the series in a new direction, one that discards the superhero roots entirely! Let’s brag about how there are no costumes! After all, everybody knows the X-Men movies have always made an effort to keep that element intact!

    Man oh man, the X-Men movies are in such great shape. Expecting great things from this one! This could be the best comic book movie since Fant4stic!

    …Okay maybe I’m a little cynical.

  • Khy

    Bring it on. My two loves X Men and horror merge

  • ExoMummy

    I have to be honest, and I may be in the minority here, but I absolutely cannot wait to see this. I grew up reading New Mutants, the original Claremont run, and it was one of my favorites… I even enjoyed it more than X-Men. A lot of people are dissing the horror aspect, but I honeslty always thought it had a horror element to it when I read it. I mean, you’ve got a girl who can turn into a Werewolf, Colossus’s sister Illyana who is a witch and can manipulate dimensional openings to hell, and of course Moonstar had the whole Demon Bear story which was straight up eerie and had a definite creepy vibe.
    Plus, I like that Fox is open to putting a little diversity, in terms of genre and content, into their comic films. It took them awhile to get there, they had some duds, but I think that this can be something different.
    I’m a huge fan of the Marvel Studios films, but in terms of diverse content, everything has been a bit of the same style for awhile. That’s why I am excited for Black Panther and Captain Marvel, because the tone and genre of style in the comics is so different. Sometimes I think you can’t tell the difference between Tony Stark, Starlord, and Spider-Man personality-wise because they humor aspect is so prevalent, which I love regardless lol. I just think it will be refreshing to see a horror-oriented take on a superhero series.
    Regardless, I am psyched to see what they have in store. It may not be good, but hey, I won’t judge it until I see it.

    • NHGuy73

      I also grew up on Claremont’s X-books, and often enjoyed the jr teams adventures as much or more. It was so influential on me that my only child is named after one of the New Mutants (poor thing).
      I am concerned about what they are doing with my favorite teen heroes here, but I suppose it is better than another carbon copy of the increasingly bad X-Men movies. My problem with the X-flix in the first place is that Claremont wrote such rich characters and we usually get 2 dimensional look alikes on screen with none of the depth that made the books stand out. I think I can forgive them for rewriting so much if they manage to capture the personalities of the characters and it ends with Prof X, Magneto, or Cable swooping in to offer the kids a new home after they make it out of the haunted house on their own.

      • ExoMummy

        That’s awesome! I’ve gotta ask…Who’d you name them after?
        I agree, I enjoyed them a lot more than the traditional X-Teams.
        I understand your concern, but I really feel this isn’t entirely out of character. I feel like they are taking the tone of the most iconic run on the characters and running with it. That said, I would love to see Prof X or Cable swoop in at the end. I certainly hope they connect it to the extended X-Universe.
        And I totally see where you’re coming from with your problem with the X-Flix. X-Men Origins Wolverine and X-3 aside, my only complaint was that they concentrated too much on Wolverine rather than the other characters…Even Cyclops was treated like a 3rd-tier character…which was extremely disappointing. I do think, and really hope, that Fox is understanding these mistakes. Since Kinberg came on as producer, things have shifted in a positive direction. I hope the new Dark Phoenix movie will follow the original story more closely as well. Fingers crossed! lol I’m excited.

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