The months ahead were slated to be big ones for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men universe, with three different mutant-centric films on the docket. But in a surprise move, the studio has decided to switch up the timetable on when we should expect to see a certain merc with the mouth and his mutant pals.
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Last week, Fox dropped the first trailer for its upcoming X-Men spinoff film The New Mutants, and it proved to be every bit the horror-inspired riff on the superhero genre that director Josh Boone promised it would be. Fascinating as the trailer is, its ties to Marvel’s comics might not be immediately clear.
It’s not uncommon for creators to plan out entire story arcs and sequels in advance, so it’s not ever a surprise to hear that a director has an idea for a sequel to their film. But Josh Boone’s conception of his New Mutants film is intriguing.
We’ve known for a while that Fox’s upcoming New Mutants film was going to be more of a horror film than a “traditional” comic book movie like the one that launched the cinematic X-Men franchise. But actually seeing the movie’s first trailer makes it clear: this has the potential to be something very different.