The wait for the next X-Men film is coming to a close. The new trailer for The New Mutants was just released by 20th Century Fox! Check out the trailer below.
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This trailer indicates that The New Mutants will not conform to what has become the traditional superhero film mold. Instead, it looks like this spinoff will be a horror film, and no, that’s not supposed to be a comment about how good it looks. The New Mutants director Josh Boone (who is also notable for directing the adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars) has placed five of Marvel’s new mutants into some sort of creepy hospital (a common. albeit ableist, horror trope) and it looks like they’re going to have to get out in a hurry. This is reminiscent of FX’s acclaimed television show Legion, which is itself a spinoff of the 20th Century Fox X-Men franchise. In Legion, David Haller (Dan Stevens) is a mental institution patient diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia whose superpowers coincide with his mental disorder. Since Legion isn’t a show that has built itself around the horror genre, it has the ability to manage the hospital setting with a deftness I fear The New Mutants won’t achieve in a normal movie run time.
Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane (save your Game of Thrones jokes for the end, please) Anya Taylor-Joy (who was recently in the horror film Split) as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga (Thirteen Reasons Why) as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
The New Mutants will come to a theater near you on 13 April 2018. Legion is expected to start airing season two in February of 2018.
What do you think of this X-Men genre shift? What film genre do you want to see mixed with the superhero brand next? Talk about it in the comments!