So a lot has happened since the teaser trailer for “The New Mutants” first came to our collective attention back in October 2017. Yes my friends, its been that long so let’s recap for any of those who are not up to speed. First up, this film was supposed to come before “Dark Phoenix” to the best of my knowledge but it didn’t. Then Disney would end up purchasing 20th Century Fox Studios (discussed HERE) and that returned the whole group of X-Men, Fantastic Four and assorted other connected characters to the eventual control of Marvel Studio. Insert sigh of relief here. The original trailer for the film left many for want (see for yourself HERE) and it was reported that test screenings did not go well. Then “Dark Phoenix” came out and was a bomb and shortly after that, Disney and Marvel Studios released “Avengers: Endgame” which became the highest grossing movie of all time (discussed HERE). Most of us wondered if this film would see the light of day and well, it looks like it will and a brand-new trailer is here to see some two years after the first one. Let’s look.
The Premise: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. (c/o Wiki)
Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik
Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane
Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball
Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot
Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage
Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes
Antonio Banderas as undisclosed villain
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So despite all of the changes that I’ve read being done on this film, it appears as though it remains as a Horror Film and I am still on the fence about that to be quite honest. I really never even thought it was going to come out because its not going to connect to whatever is coming down the pike in terms of mutants from Marvel Studios but it was complete and I guess the actors still want it on their resume. Since Fox did a proper job on “Deadpool” and “Logan” this one might just surprise us but let’s see what happens when its released in April. I did find myself enjoying this new trailer much more than the one that preceded it back in 2017 so as I close this item up I wonder what you thought. Please chime in down below in the comments section. I did enjoy the comic book series from back in the day and I am always happy to see Bob McLeod at the Comic Con since he created the team.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Mutants_(film)