The New Mutants spoilers give us more insight into how a certain villain came to be.
Cinefex‘s 170th issue features a deep dive into The New Mutants, the horror X-Men project coming from Fox and Disney. In addition to showing off the terrifying looks of the film’s villains, the magazine also has key story details that explain how the Smiley Men came to be. Anya Taylor-Joy’s Illyana Rasputin and Blu Hunt’s Danielle Moonstar will be navigating the facility they’re locked in, only to encounter the frightening Demon Bear.
When faced with the Demon Bear, Danielle Moonstar creates The Smiley Men. In The New Mutants, Moonstar’s abilities include creating illusionary manifestations of a person’s fear. The tooth-heavy Smiley Men seem to be a manifestation of Illyana Rasputin’s fears and nightmares. We can imagine that the Smiley Men have some deep symbolic resonance with Rasputin’s character, especially considering the character has a troubled past.
These details give us further insight into The New Mutants, a film we don’t seem to know much about. Originally set for release in April of 2018, the film has suffered numerous delays with its most recent one coming due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused cinemas around the world to close their doors. Currently, there’s no news on when The New Mutants will hit cinemas despite fans clamouring for a digital release on Disney Plus or Hulu.
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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.
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