(CBS SF) – On Friday the 13th, 20th Century Fox released the new trailer for their upcoming X-Men spinoff film The New Mutants.READ MORE: Eye On Earth: Battle Lines Set Over Proposal To Drill For Natural Gas in Suisun Marsh
The film is based on the New Mutants Marvel Comics series that began in 1982 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. The storyline follows a group of mutant teens, under the tutelage of Charles Xavier, better known as the leader of the X-Men, Professor X. In the films, Xavier is originally played by Sir Patrick Stewart and recently by James McAvoy.
Director Josh Boone described The New Mutants as a “full-fledged horror movie” based in the “X-Men universe.” The move to the “darker tone” for the typical superhero movie, eventually proved successful thanks to films like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.READ MORE: California GOP Ready For Battle As Newsom Recall Looking Likely
The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13, 2018.
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