20th Century Fox is set to kick off their slate of X-Men films in 2018 with the big screen debut of The New Mutants set to hit theaters this April. Just as Fox has been continuing to tease fans with short GIFs that hint at the various characters featured in the upcoming film, today a new teaser was posted this time signaling the presence of the film’s antagonist.
In a new teaser posted earlier today on the film’s official Facebook and Instagram pages, we can see snow falling down on the ground in a wooded area. However, if you look close enough you can not only see scratch marks in the snow along with what appears to be blood but also a necklace with a wooden bear pendant which is an obvious indication towards the antagonist of The New Mutants, the Demon Bear.
Readers of the comics should be well acquainted with the Demon Bear as the character saw its debut in The New Mutants in a three-issue arc back in 1984. The Demon Bear’s origins are still a mystery as it was created by an unknown mystic as the creature not only plagued the nightmares of Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) and killed her parents but also terrorized The New Mutants early on in the series.
You can check out the promo teasing the Demon Bear below.
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Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Blu Hunt as Moonstar and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes. Here’s the official synopsis:
In New Mutants, five young mutants just discovering their abilities, held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13, 2018.
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!