The New Mutants trailer debuted to a big reaction, and director Josh Boone revealed how that footage came to be.
Boone shared several storyboards from the film on Instagram, and all three of them can be seen in the debut trailer. "From storyboard to the shot," Boone wrote. "I board all my stuff with the great @ashleyrguillory #newmutants #storyboards #thenewmutants #xmen."
The first storyboard shows Maisie Williams (Wolfsbane) standing and looking towards the camera with a distressed expression. That scene turned into the shot of Wolfsbane standing in a shower stall, holding her hands to her head as she screams. Is she screaming at the voices in her head, or something else? Either way, it is quite a powerful scene.
The second storyboard features a young Illyana Rasputin holding a doll that looks like fan-favorite, fire-breathing dragon Lockheed. While the pose is slightly different, the scene as a whole is unchanged, with Rasputin's face and Lockheed front and center.
The third storyboard features Danielle Moonstar (Mirage) laying on the ground, with the arrows signifying a focus on the character's face. The full scene takes place at night, with snow falling from the sky, but the pose is rather similar to the original storyboard. This scene is also a nod to fans of the original New Mutants, specifically in regards to the "Demon Bear" storyline.
You can view the storyboards above.
The trailer is packed with plenty of Easter eggs, and fans can expect even more in the full film according to Magik actress Anya Taylor-Joy.
“I think the nicest thing about it is that Josh Boone, our director, he’s just such a fan of the comics," Taylor-Joy said. "And he really loves them so much that he’s really interested in just making sure that we do the comics justice for the people that love the characters. You know, we all feel so lucky to be such incredibly loved characters."
While the first trailer was certainly a departure from the traditional superhero film for many, that doesn't mean it won't deliver a film worthy of the name New Mutants.
Fans can see for themselves when New Mutants hits theaters on April 13, 2018.