It’s Friday the 13th today, which means it’s the perfect time for Marvel comics to release their absolutely terrifying trailer for New Mutants which we can only describe as a mix of X-Men, Stranger Things, and American Horror Story. AKA Geek gold with a little bit of ‘shoulda worn the brown pants’ thrown in for good measure.
As Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ plays eerily in the background, we’re taken on a thrilling journey into the world of these so-called new mutants. Basically, kid mutants. And as someone handily lets us know, “This isn’t a hospital… It’s a haunted house.” You got that right! A haunted house complete with haunted washing machines, according to the trailer. Once you’ve gotten over the jumps the New Mutants trailer has to offer us, and changed your underwear, you might notice a couple of familiar faces in the casting. As usual, Marvel never lets us down when it comes to an all-star line-up.
The most recognizable of all these faces has got to be Maisie Williams, of Game of Thrones fame. Now that the GoT filming is soon to be winding down, we have a feeling little Arya Stark is going to be in basically every film ever. And so she should be. The trailer also shows us Charlie Heaton who plays Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things, and Alica Braga of City of God fame. There’s also one face in that line-up that was bugging us for ages (mainly because she’s changed the color of her hair). It’s Anya Taylor-Joy from Split, who recently hinted that the new Split/Unbreakable sequel, Glass, is being filmed. Busy bee!
With that kind of cast, you’d wanna hope there’s an impeccable crew to match. Strangely enough, New Mutants has been directed (and partly written) by Josh Boone. Y’know, the guy who did Fault in Our Stars? Odd mix. He’s joined by a couple of other writers, also known for working on Fault in Our Stars and (500) Days of Summer, on top of the original comic book writers. Could this work? Will this be genius? Or will they turn X-Men into a chick flick? Jk. Maybe.
If you’re chomping at the bit to see New Mutants then tough, you’ve got until April 2018 to wait. In the meantime, watch the trailer instead (if you dare).