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New Mutants star says movie is "scarier" than anything else in the genre

Based on the first footage of NEW MUTANTS we can tell director Josh Boone is trying to do something very different with his comic book movie. We know all about how he’s trying to make it a comic-book-horror movie, taking inspiration from the likes of Stephen King. As awesome as that sounds, the combination of these two genres may be hard to nail, and for anyone doubting the movie can pull it off star Charlie Heaton (STRANGER THINGS) is here to put your nerves at ease.

The actor was speaking to EW recently about the upcoming comic book movie, and he guaranteed this is an X-Men movie that’s all about the horror, saying it’s the scariest thing we’ve ever seen in the genre. I don’t know man, I have seen X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE.

It’s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants. It’s a story about these characters coming to grips with who they are and it’s a horror X-Men movie, which we haven’t seen before. I feel like, for an X-Men movie, yeah, I think they’re going full-fledged horror. Without saying too much — I really don’t want to give away too much what it’s about, it’s very under wraps — but it is, in terms of anything we’ve seen in the X-Men world, it definitely is a horror film. It’s scarier than anything we’ve seen in that genre.

The movie has gone through some major schedule shifts over the last few months, after first being moved to February 2019 from its original release date, which was set for this month. Then, a few weeks ago, the movie was pushed yet again to August 2019 with X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX taking its February slot.

A lot of has emerged over the need to push the movie back, with one major reason being so that an extra character can be added to the movie. As well, word is that Fox wanted some more work done on the movie so as to play up the horror elements even more which, according to Heaton, seems to be something they’ve clearly succeeded at.

NEW MUTANTS hits theaters on August 2, 2019...for now.

Source: EW

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