A short animated New Mutants teaser shows Cannibal (played by “Stranger Things” star Charlie Heaton) in a mine where his powers first manifested. In the scene, he must face his worst fears, his nightmares. The video clip contains the text, “Welcome to your nightmare,” which is a spin on one of Freddy Krueger’s infamous lines. This is in line with the entire marketing campaign thus far, which harkens back to Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street in both the trailer and on the official poster.
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Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) directs the horror adaptation of the popular Marvel comic series.
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 directed 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.