The New Mutants film Will Be Horror Based
When we think of superhero movies, we immediately think of action or fantasy or genres along that line. One that rarely comes up is horror. Fox, however, is looking to change that.
In May of 2015, 20th Century Fox released word that Josh Boone (Stuck In Love, The Fault In Our Stars) would be directing their The New Mutants film based on the Marvel characters, as a spin-off of the X-Men franchise. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director spilled some details about the upcoming movie:
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
The rumored inspiration for the film is from the “The Demon Bear Saga,” storyline by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, where a freak snowstorm separates the students from their mentors and they have to fight together in order to save themselves and their teammate Danielle Moonstar from a demonic bear that murdered her parents. Already confirmed cast members include James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, and Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, while it’s rumored that Henry Zaga from 13 Reasons Why has been approached for the role of Sunspot and that Rosario Dawson is also in talks for the film.
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The New Mutants is set for release on April 13th, 2018.
Sounds interesting if they can pull it off…if. Think I would’ve rather them use the Magma/Nova Roma story arch…that had everything could even pull in ol Selene for the horror part.
Everything we know so far about the story and the characters, it makes sense to make a psychological type of horror film. Magik, in one storyline, gets kidnapped by a literal demon from Limbo, Dani Moonstar can go into dreams and nightmares, Wolfsbane suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her father, their enemy in this movie is a freakin’ demon bear, and it sounds like the movie will start off with them in a secret facility, possibly being experimented upon. Can’t wait!