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‘New Mutants’ Plan is Trilogy of Horror Films in Different Subgenres

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.



  • Jay Bennett

    Appreciate what they’re doing, couldve easily slapped together another x-men apocalypse

    • cn0122

      Me too, we sure as hell didn’t need another one of those. I’m hoping this is good. They could def do some interesting stuff with those two sequels if it’s done properly.

  • Bart Crowe

    Why does everything have to be part of a larger cinematic universe? Hey studio execs say we got two sequels planned if this movie doesn’t tank.

    • cn0122

      What’s the big deal ? If they end up being done properly and are well made movies I’m all for it.

      • Bart Crowe

        It’s a pet peeve at best and clearly just obvious that studio execs have to equate everything to Disney/Marvel because they make ridiculous money. The trailer looks cool and Fox/Marvel has been doing some interesting things with their Mutant license some non standard stuff like R rated movies and that trippy FX show Legion. Shame Fox can’t seem to apply the same magic to the Fantastic Four.

        • Except this isn’t some forced cinematic universe contrived for a quick buck. The X-Men side of the Marvel Universe is already vast and expansive to begin with. Branching out from the main X-Men films to adapt properties like Deadpool, Wolverine, Legion, the New Mutants, ETC, is hardly an obligatory decision.

          • Bart Crowe

            Like The Offspring sang you got to keep them separated. Easy to do with a franchise like X-Men because time travel and alternate dimensions are common place in the comic series.

    • The vast comic book world of the X-Men films were already a cinematic universe, with the main team, Wolverine, Deadpool and such. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s X-Men, not The Hangover.

    • J Jett

      Bart i agree w/ you.

  • Glad to hear it! Though, I’m starting to wonder if the majority of the general audience even realises that New Mutants, Legion, Gifted, ETC, are connected to X-Men.

  • Grither 57

    Could we someday have an X movie with The Brood? So much potential . . .

  • Well, even though i’m excited for this movie, let’s see how the first one tuns out. Then they can plan a trilogy.

    • MODOK

      Don’t worry, they’ll all be tied together by Russell Crowe.

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    • J Jett

      Fede, exactly! i agree 100%. i’m hoping it’s awesome but i am not sold (yet) with this first film. it seemed like it was jump scare after jump scare and kind of looked like a generic HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL type of film. again, i hope it turns out to be awesome.

  • zombie84_41

    sounds so awesome to me 🙂

  • ChainSawCrossBow

    In the words of Dicaprio in Django Unchained
    “Gentlemen, you had my curiosity… but now you have my attention.”

  • Brian McNatt

    Hey, frame it right, and you could make a slasher movie with Logan as the unstoppable killer.

  • Necro

    I like the sound of that! As long as it’s Horror, pick whatever sub-genre you like.

  • BreeBennett

    It’s nice Fox is trying new things and awesome that horror is getting a lot of space.

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