Feeling bored due to all the Covid-19 restrictions?
Time to head down to the cinema to catch the latest X-Men horror film!
But before that, here are 10 facts about The New Mutants, something to whet your appetite for the X-Men film!
1. The Movie Director Previously Directed ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
Josh Boone, best known for directing ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, also directed the latest X-Men spinoff ‘The New Mutants’.
We all know that The Fault in Our Stars was a huge success. So if you loved the romantic film, chances are you will love this!
2. The Movie’s Release Was Delayed By 800 Days
The movie was supposed to be released way earlier in April 2018.
However, it got postponed to August 2019 as there was a clash with the release of another X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.
Finally, when it was set to be premiered again in August 2019, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and the release of various films, including The New Mutants, had been pushed back again.
After numerous delays, everyone thought they were finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as the movie was confirmed to be released in April 2020.
Little did we know the movie had been delayed once again due to Covid-19.
The movie finally announced that it’ll be released on 27 Aug 2020.
It has been over 800 days since the original release date in April 2018.
All good things are worth waiting for right?
3. You Will Not Be Seeing Your Favourite Character Warlock
X-Men fans should be familiar with Warlock, which has been part of the New Mutants squad since 1984. However, Warlock will not be appearing in the movie due to budget constraints.
According to the director, he had planned for Warlock’s character to be included but the extensive CGI needed to develop Warlock’s character would have doubled the production budget.
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Thus, the plan is to introduce Warlock only in the subsequent film. Let’s just hope that the film would be a success so that we can finally meet our favourite character in the sequel, hopefully.
4. The Tone Of The Movie is Going To Be Dark AF
Situated in an isolated hospital, this movie will be a lot spookier and more spine-chilling than the other X-Men series we’re familiar with. Director Josh Boone also described this film as ‘a supernatural horror’.
Boo-ckle up, it is about to get scary!
5. It is The Last Fox Film
The New Mutants was the final production Fox was working on before merging with Disney, thus it is the farewell film to Fox, which also marks the end of 20th Century Fox’s involvement in the X-Men series.
All good things must come to an end, indeed.
6. Masie Williams, The Actress Who Plays Wolfsbane, Was A Game of Thrones Star
Love Game of Thrones? Then you’ll be familiar with Masie Williams who played Arya Stark!
She will be appearing in this film as Rahne Sinclair, better known as Wolfsbane, a character which can transform into somewhere between human and wolf.
Just so you know, her character will be a stark difference as compared to the one in Game of Thrones.
7. It Wasn’t Planned To Be A Horror Film At First
Initially, there were no plans for a horror film. However, according to director Josh Boone, The New Mutants naturally turned into a horror film after he analysed the storyline and adapted the material.
The horror inspiration apparently came from the director’s love for Marvel Comics as a child, which he relished the chilling and scary storylines.
8. This Is Different From The Classic Superhero Movie
As we all know, classic X-Men movies tend to have a story of good vs evil, with villains playing a critical role. Many of those movies were often captivating yet predictable.
However, The New Mutants is not your typical superhero movie. Instead of battling against a villain, mutants will go on a hell of a ride grappling with fear and horror.
Exciting, isn’t it?
9. ‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton Is In The Film
Love watching Stranger Things on Netflix? Then you’ll most probably recognise Charlie Heaton. He’s going to be playing Sam Guthrie, also known as Cannonball.
10. Powerful Characters
Some of Marvel’s most iconic characters will be appearing in the film.
Magik, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, will be receiving the most spotlight. Other familiar Marvel teenage characters include Wolfsbane and Cannonball will also be present.
With all these powerful characters, surely it’ll be a blast right?
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