It’s pretty awesome that we’ve reached point where superhero movie are now so free to step outside the box that we’re getting a full on superhero horror film with New Mutants, director Josh Boone’s forthcoming attempt to bring some true terror into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The “dark, surreal and horror-driven” film has been compared to The Shining, and in the wake of last week’s spooky trailer, Boone has teased that he’s hoping to make a trilogy.
Speaking with IGN, Boone laid out the general plan.
“These are all going to be horror movies, and they’re all going to be their own distinct kind of horror movies,” he told the site. “This [first one] is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie.”
Boone continued, “Our take was to examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics.”
New Mutants will arrive on April 13, 2018.