The X-Men movies franchise is taking a decidedly different approach with its new spinoff, New Mutants.
New Mutants recently wrapped filming, but not much is known about the details of its plot just yet. However, when asked about the threat of superhero fatigue, 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider revealed some new information about what the film will be like.
"If we’re going to make a superhero movie, we have to ask ourselves: 'What’s our version? What’s a Fox Marvel film?'," Snider told Variety. "When you look at films like Deadpool or Logan or the upcoming New Mutants, you’ll see they have their own personality."
"Great effort has been put into making sure they’re differentiated," Snider continued. "New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside. The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like The Shining than 'we’re teenagers let’s save the world.'"
This description fits well with what little we do know about the New Mutants movie, which is that it is loosely based on the New Mutants comic book story "The Demon Bear Saga." That story sees the New Mutants attacked by a psychic entity that feeds on their negative emotions.
New Mutants currently has a 3.52 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the seventeenth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how excited you are for New Mutants by giving the film your own personal ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating below.
New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone, opens in theaters on April 13, 2018.
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