The Mutants Face Their Demons

Fox’s marketing for the upcoming The New Mutants, the final film in the original X-Men film franchise is ramping up, with this new TV spot.

The clip features mostly the same footage we’ve been seeing for the past two years. Despite reports of extensive reshoots and delays (mostly down to the hand-off during the Disney-Fox merger), The New Mutants looks like it hasn’t changed much since the first trailer.

Here’s the TV spot –

Here’s the synopsis for The New Mutants

“20th Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.”

Star Maisie Williams says the film doesn’t deserve its “really bad rap” despite the delays. Speaking to The Radio Times and other press at Sky’s Up Next Event, Williams – who plays Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane – said –

“It’s been a long time coming, we shot it many years ago, but I’m really proud of it finally coming out,”

“It was a lot to do with the merger, I think it [the film] had a really bad rep and people thought there was going to be something wrong with it, but I honestly think it was just really badly affected by something that was out of our control.”

“There are so many things about it that are progressive and new for a story of this kind, we’ve seen so many superhero films and I think New Mutants really prides itself on being more of a thriller… we’re not heroes, we’re kids that are trying to figure it all out and I think that’s really relatable to the young people of today.”

Josh Boone directs the film from a script by Boone and Knate Lee. Starring alongside Williams is Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.

The New Mutants is scheduled to be released in the Worldwide on April 3rd, 2020.