Check this out: The first “New Mutants” poster
A spinoff from the X-Men cinematic universe, The New Mutants features the next generation of X-gene-empowered Marvels. Here, we’ll see them come to terms with their special abilities in a world that hates and fears them.
As evidenced in the unconventional superhero slapstick comedy Deadpool and the critically acclaimed, grim and gritty Logan, 20th Century Fox is not afraid to find new and exciting ways to play with the characters in the Marvel mutant sandbox.
The New Mutants looks like it will follow suit, falling squarely in the young adult horror genre. Based on the limited information we have about this film, it’s poised to become a uniquely mind-bending psychological thriller. With mutants, of course.
Who – or what – are the New Mutants?
In a recent interview, Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, said:
“[The] New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside. 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.”
Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/ Cannonball, Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage. Distributed by Warner Bros., The New Mutants will open in Philippine cinemas on April 11, 2018.
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