While 20th Century Fox has been teasing the stars and plot details of The New Mutants in the form of short teasers and a newly revealed one-sheet, today the film’s director Josh Boone revealed a brand new photo of the cast of the upcoming superhero horror mashup film.
The New Mutants director took to his personal Instagram to treat fans of the upcoming X-Men spinoff with a brand new look at Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt), Cannonball (Charlie Heaton), Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Sunspot (Henry Zaga) all paying a fun homage to the legendary rock band AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”.
You can check out the photo of the film’s cast below.
Sharp-eyed fans will be able to point out that the photo has an easter egg in the form of doll that looks distinctively like Lockheed, a purple dragon-like extra-terrestrial who in the X-Men comics served as a longtime companion to Kitty Pryde.
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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!