Fox Shares First Trailer for 'X-Men' Spinoff - 'New Mutants'

The movie stars Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones") as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy ("Split") as Magik, Charlie Heaton ("Stranger Things") as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as Mirage. If anything, we believe it leans towards being more of a horror film than anything. The teaser dropped a day ago when the movie director, Josh Boone (of The Fault in Our Stars fame), took to Instagram to confirm the teaser. Earlier this year, the director said he meant to make a "full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe" - and judging from the freaky first trailer for The New Mutants, he was true to his word.

New Mutants may be an X-Men film, but the trailer seems to be focusing only on the horror elements and presumingly the film, too, will be marketed as such. Alice Braga plays the role of Cecilia Reyes, who is a mentor to the group. I'm not alone. The New Mutants' YouTube comment section is full of people saying things like, "Y'all keep experimenting with new genres rather than churn out the same old predictable superhero format AND I AM HERE FOR IT".

"...a darker and more surreal and impressionistic X-Men series than we'd ever seen before".

The "X-Men" spin-off centers on five mutants forced into a secret facility.

Fox's X-Men film continuity is all over the place, so the company can get away with something like this. After the success of Deadpool and Logan, they probably learned that it's good to think out of the traditional box sometimes.

All we can do is wait for 13th April 2018, when the movie will finally hit the silver screen.

  • Kyle Peterson