After much delay, The New Mutants movie is finally on its way. Now, the film’s official Twitter account has unveiled another poster for the upcoming project.
The New Mutants poster features the cast of the film and the scrawled film logo. Inside the boundaries of the logo, the cast’s faces turn into skulls. It’s a sign of the way the film is expected to blend superheroes and horror.
The caption simply reads, “These are the new mutants. April 3, 2020.”
The New Mutants takes inspiration from “The Demon Saga,” the most popular New Mutants story. The film sees the teens trapped in a secret facility and fighting to stay alive. “It’s tricky and I haven’t seen the final cut of it,” Taylor-Joy has said of the film’s tone, “but the energy [around] while we were making it was different than from what people have seen before.”
In the original story, the Demon Bear haunted Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage, taunting her by claiming that he killed her parents and would kill her next. Danielle tried to confront him on her own but was badly wounded in the process. Later, the New Mutants banded together to fight the Demon Bear, successfully disrupting his powers with the help of Magik’s Soulsword. The film will take a horror-inspired approach to the story, adding new material through its adaptation.
The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (Atlantis) as Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Dani Moonstar and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot. The film arrives April 3, 2020.