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Josh Boone's X-Men spin-off New Mutants described as a horror movie

11.28.2016by: Cody Hamman
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New Mutants Demon Bear

I've been a Marvel Comics fan since my early years, so I'm usually a lock to see any Marvel movie, whether it be produced through Marvel Studios or if it's a property that's in the hands of another studio, like 20th Century Fox's X-MEN movies. It was probably already a given that I would be seeing Fox's upcoming Marvel mutant project NEW MUTANTS, which is set to be directed by THE FAULT IN OUR STARS' Josh Boone (who has long been developing a new adaptation of Stephen King's epic THE STAND). Now, however, sources close to the project have gotten me legitimately excited for NEW MUTANTS by telling ComingSoon.net that this will be a very different sort of film than the core X-MEN films. This is being described as a "Stephen King meets John Hughes" horror movie. 

They went on to say that NEW MUTANTS will be something along the lines of the Netflix series Stranger Things, but with "even more super powers". Okay, I would like to purchase my ticket right now, please.

To display the horror touch this project has, those sources shared an animatic, which can be seen below and depicts a harrowing sequence in which the mutant heroes are confronted by a beast called Demon Bear, "a giant bear with immense strength that draws his power from negative human emotion. The beast is also capable of teleportation and corrupting souls."

Written by Boone, Knate Lee, Scott Neustadter, and Michael H. Weber, NEW MUTANTS is expected to be released sometime in the spring of 2018. Rumored casting choices include Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, and Nat Wolff as Cannonball.

Extra Tidbit: How does NEW MUTANTS sound to you?
Source: ComingSoon

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9:35AM on 11/28/2016

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9:13AM on 11/28/2016
The New Mutants is welcome to be a horror-comic hybrid. Superhero movies need some changes of pace to stay fresh as a genre. Furthermore, the Demon Bear story is canonical; therefore, longtime fans might appreciate a cinematic adaptation of it.
The New Mutants is welcome to be a horror-comic hybrid. Superhero movies need some changes of pace to stay fresh as a genre. Furthermore, the Demon Bear story is canonical; therefore, longtime fans might appreciate a cinematic adaptation of it.
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