Now that the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and all of the other Marvel Comics properties that 20th Century Fox controlled the film rights to have reverted back to Marvel following the acquisition of Fox by Disney, the old “Mutant-verse” is dead. Or is it?
Ryan Reynolds recently revealed on “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” that he is currently “working on [Deadpool 3] right now with the whole team…over at Marvel,” and now we have a new official trailer for the next generation of X-Men in Josh Boone‘s The New Mutants and a release date almost one year later than was originally announced.
Still heavily focusing on the horror aspects of discovering you have strange and terrifying new abilities, the trailer gives us a closer look at the young mutant “patients” and their powers, but the villain remains obscure, as does the movie’s connection, if any, to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe which the characters are now technically a part of.
When strange occurrences begin to take place in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants are being held for psychiatric monitoring, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
The New Mutants was directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee. The movie stars Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, aka Cannonball; Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik; Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane; Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa, aka Sunspot; Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, aka Mirage; and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.
To learn more about the New Mutants and their place in comic book continuity, check out “Comics 4 Movie Fans: Who are The New Mutants?”
The New Mutants opens in theaters on April 3rd.