To say that 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off “The New Mutants” had hit some roadblocks may be one of the biggest understatements we have ever heard. Years after back-to-back issues plagued the film, it looks like it may finally see the light of day (and we’re using the word may very lightly).
On Monday (Jan. 6), the studio behind the long-awaited film (note, it’s still under 20th Century Fox, not Disney) finally unleashed another trailer for the flick. Described as ““an original horror thriller,” the trailer definitely doubles down on that as we watch our protagonists inside of an isolated and nightmarish hospital as they try to figure out what exactly they got themselves into.
If you’re expecting any X-Men/superhero troupes in the trailer, then you’re going to be let down as it feels more like a horror film than a superhero flick.
Watch the two-and-half-minute trailer above.
Directed by Josh Boone, “The New Mutants” stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga.
“The New Mutants” will reportedly hit theaters on April 2, but knowing its history, we’re going to remain skeptical about that.
Rumors had it for a while now that Magic Mike and 22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum was in the running to play one of Marvel’s beloved mutants, Gambit, in a future X-Men. At the moment, the speculation is that he will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse.
After months of playing the maybe card whenever they were asked, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner kind of confirmed the rumors that has long been brewing to Total Film.
“He’s a rogue. Channing, he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau,” Donner said. “And he can handle the action. We all know that. And he’s got a really good heart.”
While appearing at 2014 MTV Movie Awards, where he earned the Trailblazer Award, Tatum revealed that he “would die” if he were given the chance to play Gambit and his wish may have just come true.
“I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. I would love [to]. Gambit’s really the only X-Men that I’ve ever loved. I love them all. They’re all great. I don’t know,” he said in an interview. “I guess being from down south… I just related to him. He’s the most un-X-Men X-Men that’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine.”
If you don’t remember (or choose not remember) Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch took on the role of the mutant in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
During the MTV Movie Awards this past Sunday, Ellen Page delivered a short look at the upcoming X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past which like most of the teasers that have been revealed left us excited, but still confused. Though at the current moment nobody truly knows the story line for the upcoming film, what we do know is that the film will include all the X-Men we fell in love with in the first films of the franchise and then some.
Today, the final trailer for the film which is scheduled to hit theaters next month, was released. Clocking in at under three minutes, the teaser begins with shots of Professor Xavier’s famed Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters leading way to Wolverine appearing to a young Xavier telling him that he has come from the futures (50 years to be exact). To that Xavier laughs, because who wouldn’t if someone were to tell you that.
Watch as Wolverine leads a mission by the older Professor X to bring together all the mutants to form the X-Men in the trailer below.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on May 23.