'New Mutants' artist Bill Sienkiewicz confirms upcoming movie's opening credits will feature his illustrations
The artist thanks director Josh Boone for the opportunity to draw his 'children' for the live-action film adaptation
Famed 'New Mutants' artist Bill Sienkiewicz has just confirmed on his Twitter page that he has penned art for the opening credits to the upcoming 'New Mutants' film, which is based on a story he did the art for. No images have been released yet for these opening credits, but if anyone knows how to make the New Mutants look good, it's Sienkiewicz.
There have been many 'New Mutants' artists over the years, but none whose art has left as considerable an impression on the series as Bill Sienkiewicz. His work with Chris Claremont on the Demon Bear Saga is especially iconic. With the film set to be based on that particular storyline, it makes sense for the movie to homage his art by including it in the film's opening credits.
Sienkiewicz responded on his Twitter timeline to a 'New Mutants' fan site that claimed that he had created illustrations for the film's opening credits. "Yes indeed ! Have you seen one of the screenings?" wrote Sienkiewicz, in response.
Yes indeed ! Have you seen one of screenings? https://t.co/kvtSJT9Y2T— Bill Sienkiewicz (@sinKEVitch) May 25, 2020
The artist later posted that the film's director, Josh Boone, had asked him to it., "It was such a fantastic experience and a real honor to be asked by Josh to do them. Besides, what proud parent wouldn’t want to do portraits of his 'kids'? I Love them all." Sienkiewicz is not the first comics artist whose art has been featured in the opening credits of a project based on their works. 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' featured art from Robert Hack who drew the comic book of the same name. Similarly, Mike Allred did art for the 'iZombie' TV series, also based on the comic book of the same name.
The Demon Bear Saga tells the story of a bear that haunts the dreams of New Mutant Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt), attempting to kill her before the New Mutants band together to defeat it in a nightmare realm of its own making. Sienkiewicz's art took the already-intimidating story and brought it to a new level of horror, with surreal landscapes and abstract, dream-realm art that defies conventional description.
'The New Mutants' is currently scheduled to be released on August 28 this year.