Very early on within the manufacturing of 20th Century Fox’s The New Mutants, the brand new X-Males spin-off movie from the mutant-centric facet of the Marvel universe (versus the MCU facet), director Josh Boone mentioned he was making a straight-up horror movie. Holy hell, he wasn’t kidding.
This isn’t your ordinary superhero film. There’s no customary hero’s journey, intermixed with the traditional sprint of interpersonal drama and a giant set-piece ending. It’s not off the common Marvel meeting line, in different phrases. That is out-and-out horror, that simply occurs to contain younger individuals with extraordinary talents. “Do you know child rattlesnakes are extra harmful than grownup ones?” Alice Braga’s Dr. Reyes asks Blu Hunt’s Danielle Moonstar, a.okay.a. Mirage. The implication: You youngsters are scary as hell, since you don’t know easy methods to management your powers but.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t totally clarify why unknown forces have imprisoned 5 younger mutants inside an eerie hospital, one which’s extra like a “haunted home,” within the phrases of one other superpowered youth. It seems to be like there is perhaps some type of a “survive the evening” angle to their ordeal on this facility, which we’d usually describe as “ghost-filled” however is perhaps one thing means creepier, just like the trapped souls of still-living mutants. We received’t know till the movie comes out, however till then, you’ll simply have to observe Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Pleasure, Charlie Heaton, and Henry Zaga (as Wolfsbane, Magik, Cannonball, and Sunspot, respectively) be a part of Mirage in being terrified all through this trailer. The New Mutants comes out April 13, 2018. Congrats to this inventive staff for making an attempt one thing completely different with the superhero style.