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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The New Mutants is slowly become one of the more interesting projects over at Fox in terms of their Marvel properties — and that’s mostly because we have little idea what to expect from it. Originally, director Josh Boone pitched as more of a YA take on a band of mutants.

This was a bit confusing for X-Men fans. After all, if this was a YA take on the mutants, then what in the world was X-Men: First Class? From the sound of that, it had little to offer that was different. However, this past May, Boone revealed that the film would actually be a more grounded horror film.

“We’re making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are now sueprvillains. We’re trying to do something very different.”

With that in mind, it’s no wonder that the film may be sporting a slightly different logo. In celebration of their last week of filming, Boone revealed a new, bloodier logo for the film — a logo that’s more fitting for the experience we’ll have in store for us next year.

Check it out below:

Last week shooting #newmutants

A post shared by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on

Ultimately, this is a small thing. The logo itself — with the exception of the spattering of blood — looks exactly like the one from the comics. However, this little really does help to illustrate the fact that this will be a much more unique take on the property, which is exciting.

In an era where superhero films encapsulate virtually every genre under the sun, it’s cool to see Fox going all-in on this bloody vision. Plus, given Boone’s affinity for the horror of genre (the dude is a HUGE Stephen King fan), it seems like a good fit for the director to expand his talents. As the studio went all-in on the director’s visions for Deadpool and Logan, The New Mutants looks like it could very well continue that tradition of changing the landscape of superhero films.

The New Mutants is set to hit theaters on April 13, 2018.

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SOURCE: Josh Boone

  • J’Accuse

    It seems more like the director made the material fit him.

    • randomironicname

      That sums it up pretty nicely. Hopefully they establish the comic world enough that they form into a team and wear costumes in the sequel.

      • Joseph Chaisson

        I just get bad vibes from this movie. I think it will be Man-Thing of the X-Men verse.

        • randomironicname

          Had to go to google to figure out your context so I’m out of my league talking about that!
          I do get bad vibes though, when I read the quote from the director I imagine him speaking like a cliche super douche movie director stereotype. It would take a freak accident where Colin Trevorrow did a bunch of coke with Josh Trank and the two formed into one being capable of sounding so shitty.

          ***actually this project is starting to feel a little like Trank’s FF.

  • Victor Roa

    in my mind, I have the 1992 theme song stuck in my head.

  • Sizzle Spice Donkey

    A horror film? Why does hollywood box teenagers into YA and Horror categories? What you couldn’t just make it an every day film set in New York, Spiderman had it down to a Tee as did the first Kick Ass film, so why does it need to be a YA or Horror? Mutants should be viewed with the same fear and hatred as Muslims are. Films to do with Mutants should always carry a political element to them, it’s what made X-men great. Look at the their most memorable titles God Loves. Man Kills, Dark Phoenix (intergalactic politics) Days of Future Past, Age of Apocalypse, M Day, Ultimate X-men etc. The blueprints to excellent movies are right fucking there!!

  • WTFITBS

    FOX, please don’t try to make this a franchise off the top. Take your time and make a good film that gets each of the characters right. The X-Men films suffered because the characters that were given the most important roles were because of their star power and not because of their roles from the comics. Also, Apocalypse was a huge mess because there were too many characters thrown into a mixing pot without anything to do.

    The New Mutants have to be well established before you jump into the X-Force films. I think FOX will rush it and make X-Force right after instead of telling tales and giving years distance between both points in time that is necessary to make a team of amateur mutants with limited training to being mercenaries that take out the worst kinds of threats.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.