‘The New Mutants’ Said To Have Marvel’s “Blessing” After Disney/Fox Deal

Fox’s long-delayed film The New Mutants is set to have a new trailer drop in January (the first in nearly three years) and according to a source that has seen the trailer, the film has received the “blessings of Marvel.”

Bill Sienkiewicz recently appeared on an episode of Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin’s podcast, Fatman Beyond. During the episode, he mentioned that he has seen the newest trailer for The New Mutants and describes it as a film that looks and feels more like Marvel’s established tone, but not necessarily that it’s tied to the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also brings up how the film’s changed since the Disney/Fox deal was finalized.

You can read what Bill Sienkiewicz said about the newest trailer for The New Mutants down below:

“I don’t know if I’m even allowed to mention any of this, but I will say that the New Mutants film, if you’ve heard anything about it the last couple years… two days ago, I heard from Josh Boone, the director. And he sent me a new trailer. They’ve been working on it, and it is phenomenal. I got chills. It looks like, because of the whole Disney-Fox merger, takeover, whatever … it’s got the blessings of Marvel. And it feels more Marvel in terms of what they’re doing, but also the horror elements of the film are in place.”

Despite speculation that The New Mutants will be re-purposed to fit into the canon of the MCU, it seems highly unlikely given that the film was previously shot before Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox when the previous cinematic iteration of the X-Men were still prominent in the film landscape. Either way, we will finally be getting our first new look at the upcoming film after nearly three years.

The New Mutants features a cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin (Magik), Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane), Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa (Sunspot), Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar (Mirage), and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.

The film is directed by Josh Boone and produced by Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt, and Lauren Shuler Donner, with a screenplay by Boone and Knate Lee. It is also the last X-Men movie produced by 20th Century Fox, as Marvel Studios are working on integrating Mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The New Mutants will be released on April 3, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on the movie.

Source: Fatman Beyond

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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