In the past twenty years, movies based on Marvel comic books have become incredibly common-place, but not everyone considers that to be a good thing. The majority of these movies come from Marvel Studios themselves, and in recent years, some have argued that their movies are becoming somewhat repetitive; similar tropes and a similar feel frequent their movies.
However, Marvel Studios aren’t the only ones converting their beloved characters into movie stars, as Fox has been building up their X-Men line since 2000, and arguably kicked off this whole super-hero craze we’re now going through. And while the X-Men movies have had their ups and downs, there’s no denying they can be far more varied than their Marvel Studios created counterparts.
Despite some of our hopes that the series would come to a conclusion with Logan, the X-Men line is powering on, with sequels to Apocalypse and Deadpool arriving in the next year, and a film based on the character Gambit gestating in the background.
However, the next movie to arrive in the X-Men franchise will be New Mutants, and in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, director Josh Boone shed a bit more light on his upcoming movie.
Promising that the film would be “very, very different” from what has come before, Boone explained he was making a “full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe”, that would feature “no costumes” and “no super-villains”.
So far, we know the movie will feature Maisie Williams as the werewolf-life Wolfsbane and Anya Taylor-Joy as veteran X-Men Colossus’ mystical sister Magik. EW also contends that 13 Reasons Why‘s Henry Zaga will also join the cast as Sunspot, who previously cameo’d in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Rosario Dawson is also in talks to star.
Along with all this, they also provide a brief synopsis:
‘Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves.’
New Mutants will arrives in cinemas April 13th 2018.