What do you get while you mix X-Males with a touch of Stranger Issues spookiness and a heaping dose of horror? The New Mutants

20th Century Fox has lastly launched the first have a look at the X-Males spinoff movie, and it reveals that The New Mutants is actually a teen slasher flick, however with highly effective could-be superheroes on the heart of all of it. 

The creep issue is established early on, with the footage panning down the dimly-lit industrial hallways of a medical facility and exhibiting Alice Braga’s Dr. Cecilia Reyes telling the group of teenagers that they’re being held towards their will as a result of they’re harmful. “Did you know baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adult ones?” she asks, likening their unharnessed talents to the unpredictable nature of a toxic creature who hasn’t but understood easy methods to management itself. “They haven’t learned how much venom to secrete.”

However who precisely are these 5 fledgling mutants? There’s Henry Zaga (Teen Wolf) because the suave Roberto da Costa/Sunspot; Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Native American mutant Danielle Moonstar/Mirage (often known as Psyche in the Marvel comics); Anya Taylor-Pleasure (Cut up) as Colossus’ teenaged sister Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina/Magik, a younger sorceress who makes use of discs to teleport; Charlie Heaton (Stranger Issues) as Southern boy Sam Guthrie/Cannonball; and Maisie Williams (Sport of Thrones) as Scottish lass Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, who struggles to search out center floor between her faith and her supernatural skill to rework right into a wolf. 

Try the teaser trailer in the video above.

Directed by The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone, The New Mutants includes a distinct tone totally different from something followers have seen in the X-Males movie universe earlier than. Based mostly on the trailer alone, the movie definitely appears extra like a younger actor-led horror romp set in a superhero framework reasonably than an out-and-out mutant film with all the usual style fixings. And Boone’s previous statements again that up 100 %. Earlier this 12 months, he mentioned that The New Mutants can be a “full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” with “no costumes [and] no super-villains.” Boone added, “We’re trying to do something very, very different.”

Boone additionally indicated that the film can be primarily based on a New Mutants comics run that started when artist Invoice Sienkiewicz joined the Chris Claremont-created collection for No. 18 in 1984. The director mentioned the comics grew to become “a darker and more surreal and impressionistic X-Men series than we’d ever seen before” with Sienkiewicz, feeling like “Stephen King meets John Hughes.” 

And whereas The New Mutants will depart from the tone of the core X-Males films, much like what Deadpool and Logan did, Boone assured followers that he grew up as a die-hard comedian fan and takes his duty as director of The New Mutants extraordinarily severely. “You can’t have a bigger nerd or fan making this,” mentioned Boone. “It’s so important to me. I’m not the 12-year-old who decided to write Stephen King a letter and loved Marvel Comics anymore, but I try to hold myself accountable to that kid. Because that kid is what keeps me from becoming a Hollywood whore. I look back and think: ‘Would he think this would be cool? Would he proud of me? Did I fulfill the dream we had when we were kids?'”

We are able to see simply how spooky The New Mutants can be when the movie hits theaters on April 13, 2018.