20th Century Studios has unveiled a new poster for its upcoming New Mutants movie. The New Mutants poster features the cast of the film and the scrawled film logo. Inside the boundaries of the logo, the cast's faces turn into skulls. It's a sign of the way the film is expected to blend superheroes and horror. The cast includes Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa, aka Sunspot, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, aka Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, aka Mirage, and Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane. You can take a look at the new poster below.
The New Mutants takes inspiration from "The Demon Saga," the most popular New Mutants story. The film sees the teens trapped in a secret facility and fighting to stay alive. "It's tricky and I haven't seen the final cut of it," Taylor-Joy has said of the film's tone, "but the energy [around] while we were making it was different than from what people have seen before."
Director Josh Boone and Lee pitched The New Mutants as a trilogy of movies. The project got underway in 2015. Since filming, the movie received several delays in its release. It is now scheduled for an April 2020 release, more than two years after the release date first given.
Josh Boone directs the film from a script he co-wrote with the Knate Lee. Boone explained to the press during a set visit how The New Mutants fits into the larger X-Men movies timeline. "I'm sure in some world in the future, these things will all connect, but these movies will stand on their own," Boone said. "If you put all the X-Men kids from a PG-13 X-Men movie into Deadpool, it'd be a weird match. This is sort of the same way. I'd be interested to see how they were able to do that because the tone of ours is so different."
Producer Karen Rosenfelt described the setting as "Contemporary timeless. We don't define where we are, but it is today. It's contemporary. It's not way in the future and it's not in the past."
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