The New Mutants Planned As A Trilogy

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Feeling emboldened by the success of Logan and Deadpool, The New Mutants has taken on a whole new tone for a Marvel movie. 

Debuting its chilling trailer on Friday the 13th, the film introduces a group of young mutants (including Maisie Williams' Rahne, Anya Taylor-Joy's Illyana and Charlie Heaton's Sam) who are trapped in a terrifying facility that’s straight out of your nightmares. It’s a new tact for an X-Movie, and one the co-writer/director Josh Boone hopes to extend to a trilogy. 

“Fox made Deadpool and Logan and they were sort of so tonally different they felt embolden to let us go make it different, and make have its own distinct tone and identity," Boone tells IGN. "I think of the mainline X-Men movies more as grand operative science-fiction films. This is much more of a performance-driven horror film. 

"If we'd had just done New Mutants the comic, it would've been very much set-up like an X-Men movie in the mansion with Professor X and all that," explains Boone. "So we really wanted to do something different. So kind of what we brought to Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Claremont's take on New Mutants was this idea they're all in a psych-hole for mutants." 

And Boone has plans for a trilogy: “We brought it to Fox as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by Sienkiewicz, and kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the '80s," he says.

"These are all going to be horror movies, and they're all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie. Our take was just go examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics."

The New Mutants will creep into cinemas on April 13th 2018 – yep, Friday the 13th. 

The New Mutants
Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to esc...
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