After what has seemed like an eternity, 20th Century Fox finally unleashes a new trailer for The New Mutants
It’s only taken two years but finally, today, we have been granted a new trailer for the X-Men spin-off film ‘The New Mutants‘. Originally conceived and written as an instalment of the X-Men film franchise, the film is now regarded as a standalone movie. Filming took place all the way back in 2017 with a 2018 release pencilled in. Since then, the film has been shoved here and there until rumours started to swirl that the film was so bad, it would never see the light of day or at the least, would end up being shown on a streaming channel, bypassing movie theatres everywhere around the world. Reshoots were mentioned to make the film scarier and this has been given as a reason the film has been so delayed, even though the reshoots never took place. It was thought that once Disney acquired 20th Century Fox that they would ‘Marvelise’ the film, making the film more family-friendly and cutting the scares and the violence from the film.
Take a look at the new trailer first:
It doesn’t look like Disney have toned the film down to me! I’m keeping my options open with regards to the film and its quality but have to say that this trailer does make the film look good. Also, it has been reported that the film will retain its R rating it was aiming for originally which makes the film all the more interesting. The film has been directed and co-written by Josh Boone who will be glad that the film will finally see the light of day upon its April 3rd United States release date.
The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, the sister of Colossus who appeared in the original X-Men films, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Mirage and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes. Also rumoured to be in the film, in an after or mid-credits cameo is Antonio Banderas as a yet uncredited villain. This scene was reshot as originally actor Jon Hamm appeared as the villain Mister Sinister in a post-credits scene.
The film opens on April 3rd, two years after it was supposed to open. Time will tell if the film is a worthy release or a total failure on all levels. Whatever the films fate is, it will be interesting to finally see the end result.
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Source: 20th Century Fox