X-Men fans have known for a while that the highly anticipated new film, ‘The New Mutants’ film was going to resemble a horror film more than a “traditional” comic book movie like others in the franchise. But now, seeing is believing; the movie’s first trailer has dropped and makes it clear that this film will be very, very different.
While Marvel’s original ‘New Mutants’ comics were about a younger generation of gifted students coming together at Charles Xavier’s school for the first time, the Josh Boone version appears to be set in a super creepy asylum where young mutants are kept in cells and observed for study. The trailer is quick and doesn’t reveal many details, but it opens with a voice over from Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga,) interviewing a new subject about how much they know about mutants. Reyes then asks the child if they’ve ever hurt someone, and the clip moves on from a dimly-lit hallway to a graveyard full of headstones only marked with crosses and numbers. Reyes asks the subject if they’ve ever experienced anything “abnormal,” and the shot cuts to Reyes sitting in front of an array of monitors, calmly watching other children located throughout the facility. Not ominous at all!
Reyes then moves on to explain to a restrained Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt,) that baby rattlesnakes are actually more dangerous than adult ones because they don’t yet know how to control the amount of venom they use while biting. Reyes continues over images of other kids seemingly trapped in the house of horrors, that this is why they’re all there…because they are dangerous.
Check out the chilling trailer below, and don’t miss ‘The New Mutants’ when it hits theaters April 13, 2018.