For a long time there it seemed like it would never see the light of day, but The New Mutants is officially on its way this spring. Ahead of its release, 20th Century Fox (now owned by Disney) dropped the second trailer for what will be the final X-Men movie in the original franchise this morning and it’s going down a treat.
The horror-themed Marvel flick, from director Josh Boone, follows the teen inhabitants of a hospital for mutants. Although, as this trailer makes clear, the facility might not have the kids’ best interests at heart. The starry young cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage.
It’s fair to say there’s a lot of “visible happiness” going around today, thanks to the release of this long-awaited second trailer for the flick. And below, you can find but a sampling of what people are saying:
— ??? (@007__Goldeneye) January 6, 2020
Given all the bad press the movie has been faced with for the past couple of years, folks are really blown away by how good this trailer is.
— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) January 6, 2020
After being delayed numerous times, fans are excited to finally get to see The New Mutants in theaters this April.
— ~Oracle (@4eyedRaven) January 6, 2020
There’s one standout element of the trailer, though, going by fans’ reactions: Taylor-Joy’s Magik.
— ????? (@itsjustanx) January 6, 2020
People seriously love her already.
— anya joy ☆ (@anyatrjoy) January 6, 2020
See what I mean?
“I killed 18 men… one by one.”
— LodiX (@lodix1) January 6, 2020
As this tweet demonstrates, the trailer has really helped turn public opinion around for the film. We were all expecting it to be dumped into cinemas and met with a collective shrug from audiences, much like Dark Phoenix last summer, but maybe New Mutants will turn out to be a surprise hit? Let’s hope so!
I’m saying it right now: New Mutants is going to be the surprise hit of the year.
— John | Lover of Movies (@johne1998) January 6, 2020
Remember, those much-discussed reshoots for The New Mutants never actually occurred, due to the Disney/Fox takeover, so the movie we see should be pretty close to the director’s original vision.
Be sure to catch the last ever entry in Fox’s X-Men universe on April 3rd.