While some fans view comic movies as uniform, The New Mutants movie promises to be a change in that formula. The film, based on the team of the same name, gives us an alternative to the X-Men and to the genre most of their movies have so far come from.
Using the horror genre as a story device, Director Josh Boone, who is famous for his work on The Fault in Our Stars, evokes the fear that would come over an individual experiencing the effects of the mutant gene for the first time. Considering mutants like Wolfsbane, who can turn into a wolf, is featured in this film, the horrors of body transformation will be front and center, in a way that past X-Men films have failed to shed a spotlight on.
The film will follow young adults at a hospital, where they are held against their will. They will each slowly realize their unique mutant ability and must team up to escape the horrors of the facility.
It stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.