Director Josh Boone confirmed there will be a same-sex love story in The New Mutants.
After years of delays, 20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants will finally hit theaters next month and offered fans a relatively more horror-centric take entry in the X-Men film series. However, director Josh Boone revealed that the heart of the film will actually be what he calls “a beautiful love story.”
In the comic on which the film is based, the characters Dani and Rahne share a telepathic connection. During an interview Entertainment Weekly, director Josh Boon explained that the filmmakers wanted to expand upon that connection with a love story is “sort of the spine and focus of some of the character-driven stuff in the film”:
“Rahne and Dani have a telepathic connection in the comics, and so we just wanted to extend that in the film and put that within reality. If they really could understand each other on that level, then you’d probably end up falling in love with that person.”
While details on how this relationship plays out on screen are under wraps, actress Maisie Williams, who portrays Rahne, added, “it’s not centered around that and they don’t really necessarily label it. No one else does either and no one really questions it.”
Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, the film stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
The New Mutants will be released in theaters on April 3, 2020.
Source: Entertainment Weekly