20th Century Fox has a busy year in 2018, with three films all set within the larger X-Men universe scheduled for release. Fans will recognize the first two, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Deadpool 2, as highly anticipated sequels to two films released last year; X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool respectively. The third film however, New Mutants, is a relatively new story set in the X-Men universe.
However, this doesn’t mean that Fox is promoting the film any less than its other upcoming movies. In fact, the studio has been hyping up New Mutants for quite some time. After an incredibly unique first trailer, 20th Century Fox has teased the film again, this time in the form of a tweet from the official New Mutants twitter account.
The tweet, posted today, is a short GIF with a caption that read ‘Some things can’t be caged”, and references the character Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a Wolfsbane. Sinclair, portrayed by Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), is one of the titular New Mutants in the film, her mutation being the power to transform into a werewolf. You can check out the promo teasing Wolfsbane below.
— New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) October 26, 2017
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.
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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!