For years, thanks to numerous delays and the added complication of Disney’s 20th Century Fox buyout. Fans weren’t sure the highly anticipated X-Men spinoff New Mutants would ever see the light of day. But it’s here at last, and there’s a new, full movie trailer to prove it, as well as a release date: April 2, 2020.
The film focuses on a group of teenage mutants. Including Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams as wolf shapeshifter Rahne. And indie-film wunderkind Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, who does, well, magic. They’ve all been trapped in a gothic hospital, where nothing is as it seems and increasingly. The teens’ powers, as well as their own fears, seem to be turning against them.
Judging from the new trailer, writer-director Josh Boone has infused the film with lots of horror. Which makes it feel much more akin to Stranger Things than it is the X-Men films. Unfortunately, that means the teens are most likely caught in Weapon X. The same torturous secret medical program that was frequently used to trap, create, manipulate. And torture mutants like Deadpool and Wolverine.