Blu Hunt‘s Danielle Moonstar/Mirage gets the solo spotlight in this latest motion poster teaser for the upcoming ‘New Mutants’ movie. In the film, Dani discovers she is a mutant and is trapped inside of a mental hospital with other young mutants. Dani has the psychic ability to make others see their worst fears, but it seems as though she will be enduring her own share of horrors.
This short clip shows Hunt with the phrase “The youth are sick and there is no cure” It was shared via the film’s official Twitter page:
— New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) December 24, 2017
It appears that the teens’ powers are considered a sickness, which explains why they are incarcerated in the institution. The villain of the film is very likely the Demon Bear, a spectral entity that torment’s Danielle, invading her dreams, until it becomes powerful enough to manifest physically.
Director Josh Boone previously explained:
“Our whole pitch for this series was based on Bill Sienkiewicz run with Chris Claremont [The New Mutants vol. 1 #18–31, 35–38], so it’s very much when New Mutants became dark and surreal and more horror driven. We were incredibly inspired by the Demon Bear story which is probably the best, well-known New Mutants story. We also drew on movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Stephen King stuff, and even Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
“ If we’d had just done New Mutants the comic, it would’ve been very much set-up like an X-Men movie in the mansion with Professor X and all that. So we really wanted to do something different. So kind of what we brought to Sienkiewicz and Claremont’s take on New Mutants was this idea they’re all in a psych-hole for mutants.”
Directed by Josh Boone, ‘The New Mutants’ stars Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Henry Zaga. The film is set for release on April 13, 2018.