With Legion and The Gifted it seems that the X-Men and mutants are very popular at the moment. This has been further confirmed by the arrival of The New Mutants. Fans of horror though should be excited by this movie though as it teases a darker side of the mutant story, as this new poster teases.
If the idea of a horror film based on the X-Men mutants isn’t exciting enough, then the cast for the film should be. Starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why), Blu Hunt (The Originals), and Alice Braga, this is an impressive cast. Hopefully the film will live up to the hype that is fast building up around it.
The idea of making a more horror based film based around the X-Men is one that is interesting, and as fans we can’t help but put a lot of hope into this movie. Legion proved that the darker side of the Marvel universe could be delved into to create a show, and if anything The New Mutants is continuing what Legion started. We don’t expect this to be on the same level of Legion of course, but it is still exciting to see that there is a willingness to take the mutants onto a horror path.
The New Mutants is set to reach UK cinemas on April 13th 2018.