For some reason, Marvel keeps wanting to return to X-Men in various forms. Perhaps because there are so many different mutants with a wealth of potential storylines available to draw from.
This spinoff offeres deeper cut teenage mutants:
A new group of teenaged mutant superheroes which includes include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball and Russian teen Magik all train at the Xavier Institute.Movie Insider story info
The whole “teenaged” part of the description puts me off a little. I haven’t really found many young superhero movies that enjoyable or entertaining. Like the box art, which suggests some sort of trapped, pent-up rage, constrained within their human form. Sort of like Hulk inside Bruce Banner. Or maybe it’s just there to show that these mutants are trapped inside the characters?
Let’s dig into the trailer.
Random Trailer Thoughts
- Comic book characters profiled: Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Magik, Cecila Reyes (the Professor Xavier type doctor type), Mirage and Sunspot. I have no idea who any of these characters are (deeper cuts?), but the powers of the teens displayed in the trailer are intriguing.
- Liked the use of Pink Floyd! “We don’t need no ed-u-cation!” — these mutants aren’t interested in schooling or to “get better”
- As of this writing in the trailer, the film isn’t rated yet. Wonder what that rating will be? PG-13?
- Clearly from the trailer a darker than normal superhero story. Not quite a Brightburn⭐️⭐️⭐️ darkness, but heading that direction with an X-Men bent.
The New Mutants opens in theaters on April 3, 2020.