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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

20th Century Fox has just released the new trailer for The New Mutants, the latest franchise spun off from the X-Men. Be sure to check it out above!

As you can see, this is quite a different approach to the source material. Rather than go with a more YA approach, as originally pitched by director Josh Boone, they’re going full horror here. Given that Boone is a huge Stephen King fan — and that they are adapting the Demon Bear saga (which comprises of The New Mutants #18-20) — it makes sense they’d take this approach. Plus, it’s yet another way for this franchise to stand out as something different from the X-Men and Deadpool films (not to mention the rest of the superhero fare out there).

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The New Mutants is directed by The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone, with a script co-written by Boone and Knate Lee. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) as Magik, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Mirage, and Alice Braga (Queen of the South) as Cecilia Reyes.

What do you think of this horror-focused approach to The New Mutants? Let us know down below!

The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13, 2018.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

  • Smerdyakov

    No no….not PINK FLOYD!!!

    • Vector

      What?! Get him up against the wall!

      • Kindofabigdeal

        Beat him till he’s comfortably numb.

        • Jeedai Infidel

          Relax, and have a cigar.

          • Kronx

            Just a momentary lapse of reason.

  • Vector

    Other than the mention of mutants, I don’t see how this is any different from any recent horror movie with a cast of teenagers.

    • Momitchell

      I suppose that they also have powers of their own makes it kind of unique?

      • Vector

        Hopefully that will put an entertaining spin on things. Just not intrigued by what’s shown so far.

  • Nick

    As someone who only like Logan, Deadpool, and First Class, I am in! Because it doesn’t look like another stupid X-Men movie. They even avoided calling it X-Men: New Mutants. Mad respect.

    Hate the cover of Pink Floyd though. Can we get past the “creepy kids singing hits” phase of trailers?

  • WTFITBS

    Where’s Karma though?

  • M@rvel

    You guys like this crap??

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I admit at first I liked the horror aspect until I started to recognize things that were used in other horror movies. (Freddy coming out of the wall) I didn’t really get this until someone mentioned that perhaps the horrors they experience are brought on by their own powers. They are haunting themselves.
    What a twist

    • WTFITBS

      Demon Bear is the villain. Donald Pierce would be cool if they wanted to do a sequel.

  • WTFITBS

    Fingers still crossed for a Deadpool cameo……

  • Kronx

    This whole thing kind of reminds of me Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors or maybe even Friday the 13th part 7: The New Blood (which featured Jason vs. a telekenetic). The idea is that unstoppable evil meets kids with powers.

    But good horror relies on vulnerability and surprise. The audience is scared by proxy. They identify with the victims in a horror movie and feel helpless. But powers dampen that affect. Are we going to spend the whole film waiting for the kids to control their powers and escape? I hope there’s more to it.

  • WTFITBS

    I hope they’ve learned that the films with the contained plots and smaller budgets where the best X-Men related films over the last 17 years. FOX has to take it’s time with this property and not push out unnecessary sequels because the first film was successful. Also, Karma, Cypher, Warlock and Magma we’re mainstays to the New Mutants roster for a while and should be in a sequel if fitting.

    Also, FOX made Riktor a teen in LOGAN who was also a member of the team later on. What’s the timeline for this film? Is it present with Deadpool or in the future after Professor X dies?

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.