Overnight, Fox released the first teaser trailer for director Josh Boone's The New Mutants, a new X-Men film based on a whole new class of teenage mutants.
Now, the film and characters are taken from an old Marvel comic series, New Mutants, as the next class of mutants at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. However, the film does seem to be making some...interesting divergences from the original teenage superhero teams outings.
From the introduction in the teaser trailer of ominous spooky popular song cover #483 (i.e. a cover of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall), it becomes patently clear that this movie will be unlike every other X-Men film and, yes, the comics. This is a horror movie, set in what notably does not appear to be the Xavier School at all, with these mutant kids as (possibly unwilling) inpatients at the creepy psychiatric hospital.
But aside from these thematic changes, what of the characters themselves? Well, it's interesting, as there's a lot that's much more faithful to the comics than some other X-Men films (after all, Wolverine went from grumpy, diminutive, hairy Candian to sexy, tall, hairy Canadian - though still kinda grumpy) , but also a notable (and sure to wind up talked about) difference too.
Joe is a comic book writer out of South Wales, writing LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride and also co-writing Welsh horror comedy series, Stiffs. He's also a comics reporter and reviewer who works with Bleeding Cool and now WhatCulture too. So he makes comics and talks about comics, but there's more to him too. Somewhere.