The Internet Reacts To Horror-Influenced ‘The New Mutants’ Trailer

X-Men New Mutants Anya Taylor JoyThis morning’s trailer for The New Mutants surprised a lot of fans by almost completely downplaying the fact that it’s a superhero movie by emphasizing “teen horror” elements. Naturally, this led to a lot of interesting discussion online…

As to be expected from this kind of movie, a lot of support appeared shortly after the trailer was revealed. But uniquely for New Mutants, a lot of the praise comes from just how different it is from a standard superhero movie:

But where there’s fan hype, there’s also bound to be a bit of ambivalence or even backlash. One fan stated that they really weren’t sure about what they just watched and another outright called the adaptation unrecognizable to the source material:

It didn’t take long for X-Men comic contributors – like New Mutants artist Bill Sienkiewicz and Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe writer Cullen Bunn – to throw their hats into the ring, both supporting the trailer:

Other than that, a few of the more notable responses include a Game of Thrones joke, praise of Anya Taylor-Joy’s take on Magik, and an observation that comic book movie fans can never seem to be pleased with “different” superhero movies:

Suffice to say, The New Mutants is not what many had expected to see. Hopefully, that will play out in its favor when the movie is released early next year.

New Mutants will arrive on April 13, 2018. The movie is directed by Josh Boone and has 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.

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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!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Matias Gagliardone

    Seriously I personally don’t like horror movies that much so this was a let-down for me

  • KnightSecular_

    love horror films but it should have a dash of it in an xmen film not an entire film based on the concept.

    its like fox ripped logan from terminator and now they are going all out halloween on a bunch of mutant kids who wont be anywhere near the xmen.

    It sucks, fox really sucks. People or only feeding the delusion that these movies should be made instead of having all their scripts thrown in the trash and set on fire.