Marvel’s THE NEW MUTANTS trailer is here, and get ready, it’s more horror than X-MEN

Marvel’s THE NEW MUTANTS trailer is here, and get ready, it’s more horror than X-MEN

Marvel’s THE NEW MUTANTS movie is based on the comic book of the same name, but X-MEN and Marvel mutant fans may be surprised at the trailer you’re about to see below. This doesn’t look or feel anything like an X-Men type of movie, other than using the word “mutant”, but rather like a horror film or psychological thriller with a dark tone. Granted, some of the issues of The New Mutants comics dealt with darker storylines, but this is still a radically different direction to take these characters. These days we’re seeing so many comic book movies, it may just be the natural progression to take the subject matter in a much different direction, if only to avoid superhero fatigue. The film stars Maisie Williams (as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane), Anya Taylor-Joy (Illyana Rasputin / Magik), Charlie Heaton (Sam Guthrie / Cannonball), Alice Braga (Dr. Cecilia Reyes), Henry Zaga (Sunspot / Roberto da Costa) and Blu Hunt (Danielle Moonstar / Mirage). Directed by Josh Boone, it’s produced by Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt and Lauren Shuler Donner, with a screenplay by Josh Boone & Knate Lee. And in case you’re thinking Boone may come from a horror background, you’d be wrong there, as his last film was the somewhat sappy romance THE FAULT IN OUR STARS… however his next film is Stephen King’s THE STAND, so…. maybe he’s letting out a few things here. Take a look below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Marvel’s THE NEW MUTANTS opens April 13, 2018

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