While Marvel Studios is undoubtedly the king of the comic book movie genre in today’s day and age, it’s difficult to ignore the success that 20th Century Fox has been having lately with their own properties.
Marvel Studios has nestled itself comfortably into the PG-13 realm, and Fox has managed to take bigger risks with theirs, going hard R for two of the past three films, and with the upcoming New Mutants film, they aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to horror.
But while each of the films in the planned trilogy will be horror, they won’t necessarily be the same kind of horror, as director Josh Boone told audiences at Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience (via ComicBook.com):
“We brought it to Fox as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by [Bill] 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 recent New Mutants trailer was quite the surprise for many fans, and despite some of the backlash it had for some fans who would have enjoyed a more strict adaptation of the source material, it did capture our attention.
Are you looking forward to seeing the different types of horror we’ll be seeing in The New Mutants trilogy? Let us know down below!
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