The New Mutants Brings Horror to Superhero Movies
With first Deadpool and then Logan, Fox has greatly improved its aging X-Men franchise by skewing a bit darker, with more adult themes, and the trend seems to be continuing with The New Mutants. Based on the Marvel comic book of the same name, which focuses on a younger, more troubled and inexperienced group of mutant students at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, the latest X-Men spinoff seems to be taking superhero action into straight-up horror movie territory.
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 Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik; Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane; Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, aka Cannonball; Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa, aka Sunspot; Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, aka Mirage; and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.
The movie is slated to open on April 13, 2018.
3 thoughts on “The New Mutants Brings Horror to Superhero Movies”
Holy crap!! Is fox going to make a good super hero movie?!!!
This trailer totally surprised me! Fox finally seems to be on the right track now that they are not taking all of their cues from Singer.
Hard to tell this is a superher movie. Which aint a bad thing. Never read this comic. Any gud?