If you look back to X-Men (2000), you’ll see that Fox has a hit and miss track record when it comes to Marvel movies. That being said, they’ve been killing it recently with movies like Deadpool and Logan. With that in mind, we have no reason to not be excited about Josh Boone’s New Mutants, which will reportedly put a horror twist on the comic book genre.
In a new interview with Variety, Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox revealed how the studio approaches its Marvel projects, and what we can expect from Boone’s New Mutants movie.
“If we’re going to make a superhero movie, we have to ask ourselves: “What’s our version? What’s a Fox Marvel film? When you look at films like Deadpool or Logan or the upcoming New Mutants, you’ll see they have their own personality. Great effort has been put into making sure they’re differentiated.
New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside. The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like The Shining than “we’re teenagers let’s save the world.”
Josh Boone’s New Mutants stars Maise Williams (Game Of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Alice Braga (I Am Legend), Henry Zaga, and Blu Hunt (The Vampire Diaries).
New Mutants lands in theatres on April 13, 2018!