Back in October of 2017, a trailer was released for a horror film set in the X-Men universe known as The New Mutants. The film was set for an April 2018 release date and was meant to be part of 20th Century Fox’s expansive X-men universe. Then the Disney-Fox merger happened, and plans changed big time for Fox, with The New Mutants suffering multiple delays. Now the film is set for released in April and just received a new trailer.
The new trailer expands on the first by introducing audiences to some new characters from the X-men universe. Some of these characters include Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), and Cannon Ball (Charlie Heaton), just to name a few. This trailer also showcases more of their powers, along with the more strange and horrifying creatures in the mutant asylum. All of this is set to a remixed version of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, much like the original trailer.
Despite the trailer’s release, there has not been a whole lot of hype generated for The New Mutants. While the concept of an X-Men horror film seems promising, given the crazy history behind this film’s production with the constant delays and reports of re-shoots, many are feeling that the spin-off has arrived a little too late. Plus, given the lackluster reception and commercial failure of Dark Phoenix, it seems that The New Mutants could deal with a similar unlikely faith. The film could still potentially garner some attention if it receives positive reviews but, for now, fans might be more interested in the X-Men getting integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The New Mutants is set for release April 3rd 2020. Watch the full trailer below: