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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

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.