After almost two years worth of delays, The New Mutants finally has a new trailer. The latest in the X-Men universe focuses on five young mutants trapped in an isolated hospital to learn about their powers. As they try to escape the facility they discover its terrifying secrets.
The new trailer focuses on Danielle Mooonstar (played by Blu Hunt), a powerful psychic mutant who can bring people’s worst nightmares into reality, and the newest resident of a mysterious psychiatric hospital. She meets a few of the other patients including, Rahne Sinclair, a girl who can turn into a wolf, played by Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, Illyana Rasputin who goes by Magik, played by Anya Taylor-Joy (The VVitch, Split), and Sam Guthrie, played by Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things).
After their brief introduction we find out that where they’re being kept isn’t really a hospital, it’s a cage. From there all hell breaks loose, as the trailer quickly cuts from characters being trapped on medical beds to struggling with their own terrifying and uncontrolled powers.
The New Mutants is set to follow the Demon Bear Saga from the New Mutants X-Men comic, which briefly appears at the end of the trailer. From its earliest days in the 1980s, the New Mutants comic has always been on the stranger side fitting in more closely with horror stories than the X-Men’s traditional heroic fare. In keeping with that idea, The New Mutants movie will be the first X-Men movie that’s more focused on horror than action and the trailer’s parade of haunted hospital scares certainly makes that clear.
The New Mutants was originally filmed in 2017, then subjected to countless re-shoots and delays. While there were reports that these were to tone down the scariest parts of the movie, it’s unclear if the version coming out later this year will be the scarier original cut, or a later, slightly toned down version. One thing we do know, thanks to director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), is that the movie will be rated PG-13, which was always part of the plan.
According to the trailer, The New Mutants is set to arrive in theaters on April 3. Hopefully it actually comes out this time.