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:
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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