After the critical acclaim and success of more edgy superhero and X-Men films Deadpool and Logan, it seems we’re going to see more of this kind of experimentation within the genre and how it can combine with others (such as horror) as we saw the release of Josh Boone‘s The New Mutants trailer this week.
Promising some seriously scary moments, the trailer (scroll down to watch) shows stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton as young mutants in some kind of asylum, being haunted by all manner of things.
This new group of mutants will embrace a new tone for the X-Men films which, up until Deadpool, had explored very little in terms of genre and scale.
Brought to life by director Josh Boone, they take inspiration from the work of Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Claremont on the Marvel comics to go a much darker route in exploring these characters.
And, good news, if The New Mutants is a success, we could see a trilogy of films in this area.
Logan was, to us anyway, such a joy, and kind of the X-Men film we’d wanted all along – and so we’re super excited at the prospect of shaking up the mutant universe and allowing the stories within it to be told so much more creatively.
The New Mutants will be in cinemas on Friday April 13th. Spooky…
Here’s the trailer!