Published On: Sat, Oct 14th, 2017

‘New Mutants’ trailer confirms Josh Boone’s spin-off is a horror film

The production of 20th Century Fox’s The New Mutants, the new X-Men spin-off film from the mutant-centric side of the Marvel universe owned by Fox, will indeed be a horror film as confirmed by the film’s first trailer.

Director Josh Boone said he was making a straight-up horror film, centering on young people with extraordinary abilities.

“Did you know baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adult ones?” Alice Braga’s Dr. Reyes asks Blu Hunt’s Danielle Moonstar, a.k.a. Mirage.

The obvious implication is that these mutants kids are scary and they cannot control their powers yet.

The implication: You kids are scary as hell, because you don’t know how to control your powers yet.


The New Mutants are Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, and Henry Zaga (as Wolfsbane, Magik, Cannonball, and Sunspot, respectively) join Mirage — all of which are truly terrified throughout this trailer.

The film appears to be adapting the Bill Sienkiewicz run on the New Mutants comic in the ’80s, mutant children learning of their powers and Boone pitched the project as part of a trilogy during a talk with IGN.

“We brought it to FOX as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by Sienkiewicz, and kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the ’80s. These are all going to be horror movies, and they’re all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie. Our take was just go examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics.”

The New Mutants arrives in theaters on April 13, 2018.

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