The Fault in Our Stars Director Brings Us an X-Men Horror Movie in The New Mutants

Fox decided to drop a very Friday the 13th-themed trailer for Josh Boone’s X-Men: The New Mutants.

I think it’s safe to say I’ve been burned by X-Men team movies before. If anything else, The New Mutants trailer makes it look like a standout. Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars, has rounded up an interesting cast:

Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) – Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) – Illyana Rasputin / Magik
Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) – Sam Guthrie / Cannonball
Henry Zaga (Teen Wolf) – Sunspot / Roberto da Costa
Blu Hunt (The Originals) – Danielle Moonstar / Mirage
Alice Braga (I Am Legend) – Dr. Cecilia Reyes

The film has been described as a mix of Stephen King and John Hughes works and indeed, Boone has been connected to a bunch of other high profile gigs in recent years including a few King adaptations and Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat. Reports have mentioned Demon Bear as the main villain for this one but I won’t go into detail on that for fear of spoilers. The New Mutants has a April 13, 2018 release date.

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  • Eli Keel

    Can we please put another Brick in the Wall part two on the same “do not use on film or in trailers ever again” shelf as Carmina Burana and that Hallelujah song (all the versions.)?

  • The New Mutants is still a generic title.
    Cecelia Reyes & Sunspot (again) got whitewashed.
    I wish there was a shot of Rhane wolfing out or Illyana with the Soulsword.
    I need that Lockheed plush!

  • Steven Moye

    This looks like a pretty generic horror movie to me. Without speaking the word “mutant” once or the title, nothing about this would’ve given me the impression it’s an x-men related story. I’m sure that’s somewhat intentional.. but why? As someone who isn’t really into horror, this one may just not be my cup of tea.

    In fairness, I haven’t follow many New Mutants comics, so maybe they have a substantially different vibe from related titles, like genX, New X-men or other young x-men teams.

    • I have a feeling the particular tone of this one is only because of Friday the 13th but we’ll see how they present it in the next trailer.

  • Wait – it’s a movie?