Trailer introduces ‘The New Mutants’ preparing to face their fears in Josh Boone's horror version of ‘X-men’

'The New Mutants' is a spin-off of the 'X-Men' series and features characters Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Mirage. The film is slated to release in April


                            Trailer introduces ‘The New Mutants’ preparing to face their fears in Josh Boone's horror version of ‘X-men’
Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga and Maisie Williams in 'The New Mutants' (20th Century Fox)

For five years, 'The New Mutants' a spin-off of the 'X-Men' series has been in development and now its finally time for Josh Boone's film to see the light of the day. The film which was stuck in production due to multiple factors including reshooting and Disney’s 20th Century Fox buyout among other things has seemingly come out of it strong.

The newest trailer of the film showcases what the 'X-Men' universe would be like if it were to receive horror treatment and it has really paid off. We now have a gripping (on the surface at least) storyline that was much needed for the 'X-Men' franchise's rebirth. 

Starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga, the trailer sees young mutants from around the world being brought to a hospital where they are psychologically monitored and it gets eerier by the minute. We first meet the mutants and understand the acts that they have committed.

From their tone and their body language, it is clear that this group of mutants is a mixed bag. Very much like an AA meeting, where individuals take turns speaking of the first time they tried a substance, the mentor of the group Cecilia Reyes (Braga) asks everyone to share their first brush with their mutant side.

Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Taylor-Joy) announces with a sense of pride that she killed 13 men, one-by-one. Not everyone is, however, as comfortable as Magik in owning their powers.

Take Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball (Charlie Heaton), for example, he is very uncomfortable about his power and you can gather that from the way he speaks of his first experience: "I started panicking. People got hurt."



 

Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane (Williams) explains she thought it was all a dream: "I just lost control." Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Zaga) recalls how he burned his girlfriend.

About Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Hunt), we only understand that she is on the run. The only reason she escaped from the horrors of her life in the past, is because she was a mutant. 

Now that the five of them are together under one roof in a hospital that is mostly abandoned except for their mentor Cecilia, they begin to notice things. Things that lead them to believe that the hospital was not so much a safe haven, but a prison where they would be forced to face their worst fears until the day they break, and that is what seems to get them to band together. Now that they have, how far will they succeed in thwarting the plans of the supposedly evil mentor Cecilia?

That will come to light in April when the film releases in theaters. 

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