The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone has been promising fans a very different sort of superhero movie for his next project, and our first look at next year’s The New Mutants certainly lives up to that promise. Feeling more like a horror movie than a typical comic book adaptation, the film will follow in the footsteps of Deadpool and Logan by trying a new approach to the genre, and this first trailer is already creating plenty of hype.
I’m not entirely sure what I expected from The New Mutants, but it definitely wasn’t this – and to be honest, I’m thrilled at how great this looks, especially considering the film has only been in production for a few months. There are some great scares in this footage, and I’m hoping Boone and his team are leaving plenty of surprises up their sleeve for audiences to discover in the theater.
Starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) as Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, The New Mutants will open on April 13, 2018.
Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves.