Marvel have just dropped a 2 minute teaser trailer for their latest X-Men venture – The New Mutants, and it’s not what you’d expect. This spin-off will be the eleventh film in the X-Men series, but focuses on a younger team of mutants and looks much darker than any of its predecessors.
The clip has a definite horror vibe going on, from its spooky location in a controlled facility, to the creepy rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ playing in the background. It also features nameless gravestones, featureless masks and faces bursting out of sheet like walls – the perfect formula to get your heart racing.
Up to this point, very little has been revealed about what The New Mutants has in store for us, so the trailer gives us our first proper glimpse at the films storyline; A group of mutant teenagers, imprisoned in a hospital, trying to escape.
We also get a good look at the main characters; Dr Cecelia Reyes played by Alice Braga, the teleporting Magik played by Anya Taylor-Joy, a shapeshifting wolf called Wolfsbane played by Maisie Williams, and flying Cannonball played by Charlie Heaton. They will be joined by Henry Zaga as Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as the illusion-wielding Mirage.
The movie, directed by Josh Boone, will be released on 13th April 2018.