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The New Mutants Trailer Breakdown: 8 Things You Need To See

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The New Mutants details revealed: X-Men franchise goes horror

Asked whether fans should expect to see in The New Mutants any X-Men introduced in the previous movies, Boone told IGN, "I can't ... there's some things I can't talk about". This really does look like a self-contained story where Anya Taylor-Joy's Magik, Maisie Williams' Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton's Canonball, Henry Zaga's Sunspot and Blu Hunt's Mirage work their way through a seemingly haunted mutant facility. The teaser dropped a day ago when the movie director, Josh Boone (of The Fault in Our Stars fame), took to Instagram to confirm the teaser.

Fox's X-Men series has traded in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters for an insane asylum in the first trailer for New Mutants. And so, The New Mutants were born: A new group of young mutant teens barely in control of their powers, learning to cope with their new lives as mutants, and expressly forbidden from saving the world.

The upcoming flick will put a horror spin on the X-Men franchise. The cast and crew of New Mutants wrapped filming in early September, after beginning production in July in Boston, Massachusetts, so the movie has had a rather quick production schedule. The film is due to release on April 13th, 2018. On top of that, she actually has a familial connection to the "X-Men": Her brother is Colossus. This isn't your typical superhero movie.

We can't say we saw this one coming.

You can check out the trailer in the video above.

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