We cannot wait to see what Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) does with New Mutants, which has been promised to bring a good deal of terror into the Marvel Universe. The project has been described as “a full-fledged horror film,” and the official logo reflects that. It’s splattered in blood, which is quite uncommon for a superhero movie.
This photo of a New Mutants clapboard comes from Boone himself, who reveals that filming will complete this week, just about two months after it began.
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.