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The first trailer for Josh Boone's New Mutants ushers in a new era of X-Men

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The next era of the X-Men are here (well, cinematically that is) with director Josh Boone's NEW MUTANTS. Created by X-Men writer extraordinairre Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod back in 1982 the teenaged mutant branch of the X-Men universe has gone through a few iterations over the years, including a run from DEADPOOL creator Rob Liefeld that started in '89. Liefeld also created the character of Cable in the pages of NEW MUTANTS, who will feature prominantly in next year's DEADPOOL sequel. Based primarily on the famouse "Demon Bear" storyline from the comics, the film features a roster of up-and-coming names, including Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as Mirage. It's definitely a more restrained kind of X-film, seeming to take place in one location and has a very NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET kind of feel to it, which is definitely a fun angle (and a dark one) for this type of superhero story. All in all, it's nice to see the X-MEN cinematic universe expanding with more characters and more voices to bring them to life, so this feels like a nice step in the right direction.

NEW MUTANTS hits theaters on Friday, April 13th, 2018.

Source: Fox

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