An extended synopsis for The New Mutants teases a larger connection the X-Men through Anya Taylor-Joy’s Magik.
While fans anxiously wait for The New Mutants to arrive (or to see if it’ll face yet another delay) a new synopsis for the mutant horror movie teases its connections to the wider X-Men world through Magik, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Although many are just grateful that the film will eventually see the light of day, Josh Boone recently confirmed what his plans were for the overall trilogy for The New Mutants which involved alien invasions and apocalyptic disasters.
The new synopsis comes from 2oth Century Studios and delves a little more into the mutants held at the mysterious facility. It also directly confirms for fans not familiar with the team what their powers are and where they sit in the X-Men world. When it comes to Magik, the description points out that she’s actually the younger sister of notable hero Colossus, who we’ve seen a number of times both in the main X-Men films and in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool franchise. Take a look below.
“In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.”
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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 New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
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Source: 20th Century Studios