The New Mutants Trailer Brings Horror To The X-Men Film Series! Will It Work?

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It seems that Josh Boone was telling the truth when he said that the New Mutants film will be a horror story. Judging by The New Mutants trailer, you can see that the young mutants are in for a lot of scares. But will such a direction work for the franchise?

I’ve already watched the trailer and I have to say that the upcoming X-Men installment has the potential of pushing the superhero-movie envelope or being a disaster. The New Mutants trailer has me intrigued, but it doesn’t necessarily make me want to watch it in theatres come April 13, 2018.

Check out the trailer for yourself!

The upcoming film seems to be set in an asylum. Each young mutant is being kept in a cell and observed. There isn’t a lot of detail in the trailer but we do get to see the main cast looking scared. Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) provides the voice over. She can also be seen telling Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt) that baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous compared to their adult counterparts because they have yet to control the amount of venom they secrete when they bite.

The film stares Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin aka Magik, the younger sister of Colossus, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage, and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.

Do I think that the young mutants are actually trapped in an insane asylum? No. The main antagonist is said to be the Demon Bear, and I think it does something to Mirage’s illusion-creating powers. So, The New Mutants trailer is showing us an illusion the young mutants will have to break. I could be wrong though.

I also did a breakdown of the trailer.

The film itself looks cheaply made. That’s why I feel that it’ll make back its production cost and be profitable even if it isn’t a blockbuster-level hit at the box office. Let’s see.

After The New Mutants, you’ll be able to watch Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018. It’ll be followed by X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018. Next year is going to be awesome for X-Men fans!

Fans can also expect to see the Channing Tatum starrer Gambit solo-film on Valentine’s Day in 2019.

What do you think of The New Mutants trailer? Feel free to share your thoughts with us.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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