The New Mutants is the last vestige of Fox’s take on the property that arguably paved the way for modern superhero movies, and even though the film’s been delayed and sidelined to hell as a result of Disney’s acquisition of the studio, a new trailer’s just dropped to remind us all that kids with x-genes aren’t just cool. They can be scary as shit.
Like the earliest trailer for the movie, the newest spot emphasises that this is meant to be a horror movie, but as the kids gradually figure out that they’re not actually being treated in order to figure out how their mutant abilities work, they make the decision to spring into action.
Whatever it is that Dr. Cecelia Reyes is researching at her remote hospital for presumably dangerous, unstable mutants, it isn’t good, and it isn’t particularly difficult for the children in her care to deduce that their best chances at surviving involve them escaping the nightmarish hospital they’ve been transported to.
Given how stripped down the movie is, you wouldn’t expect to see Sunspot going full Sunspot and Magik manifesting the Soulsword and armoured arm, but The New Mutants is apparently more than down to get right into that kind of comics wildness.
Josh Boone’s The New Mutants hits Australian theatres on April 9.