X-MEN: THE NEW MUTANTS DEBUTS IN THEATERS AUGUST 28TH | ONE OF THE FIRST THEATRICAL OPENINGS SINCE PANDEMIC Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Wow when was the last time you went to the actual movies? Well Twentieth Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants.  The film will be opening in cinemas and IMAX theaters nationwide on August 28, 2020. You read that correctly, this film will be in the theaters for release. This is interesting but DC & X-Men fans are probably thrilled to have the option to see this film on the big screen!

Twentieth Century Studios’ history with the X-Men franchise dates back to 2000 and the release of the “X-Men” film. Producer Simon Kinberg produced six of the titles in the franchise, and Boone knew he was the key to getting a New Mutants project off the ground. “We wanted it to be a horror story, one that relayed the true horrors of being a teenager in search of themselves,” says Boone.


The characters’ powers and backgrounds were more unconventional and very psychological compared to the rest of the mainline “X-Men” characters. “It was the first ‘X-Men’ spinoff comic ever, and it was done at a time when the X-Men were thought to be dead, so Xavier had to bring new students together,” explains Boone.

“These characters are teenagers,” says Boone. “They are dealing with things like being horny at the same time
they’re having these terrible things happen to them, so our intent was to have those things happen in that reality.”

NEW MUTANTS

Rahne

Maisie Williams of “Game of Thrones” fame was cast as Rahne Sinclair, the young religious Scot who transforms into the furry Wolfsbane. “I didn’t want anyone else to play this character but Maisie. She’s been a part of this process from the beginning, and in some ways I wrote this character for her,” says Boone.

Rahne, who is friendly and easygoing and whose mutant powers give her the ability to shape-shift into a wolf, also goes by the nickname Wolfsbane. Rahne is plagued by feelings of guilt for her abilities, which she believes make her evil in the eyes of God, and she struggles with her romantic feelings for members of the same sex, namely the newest addition to Milbury, Dani.

Dani Moonstar

With Cheyenne Indian Dani Moonstar, it was important the actress cast was culturally right for the role. Blu Hunt is of Native American Lakota ancestry, and while she has appeared on the television series “The Originals,” this was her first feature film. Hunt was excited but somewhat nervous, and had to conquer the fear and anticipation that resonated well with her character.

Dani, who is spirited and goodnatured, is the sole survivor of a mysterious disaster that decimated her reservaƟ on. She is plagued by powers she does not understand, which threaten her and those around her. As the newest resident, she immediately feels out of place, and her arrival brings strange visions and nightmares to life for the other residents.

Illyana Rasputin/Magik

Best known for her work in “The Witch,” “Split” and “Glass,” Taylor-Joy perfectly embodies the mysterious and neurotic new mutant, who is one of the most damaged characters in the story.

Anya Taylor-Joy is Illyana Rasputin/Magik, the patient who has been at the facility for the longest amount of Ɵ me and who exists on the boundaries of good and evil, innocence and corruption. As someone who suffered horrifically as a child, she finds it hard to trust people and has adopted this ideology that she has to take care of herself and no one else is to be trusted.

Charlie Heaton

He is the only patient at Milbury who is convinced he is a threat to himself and to society. “A big thing for Sam that you’ll see in this movie, in his journey, is that he has this power that, one, he can’t control, but two, he’s afraid of,” says Heaton. “He knows how dangerous it can be, and it causes him a lot of guilt because every time this power goes off it can be lethal, and that’s something he has to live with and overcome.”

Sam Guthrie, the Kentucky boy with a dark past whose alter ego is Cannonball, is Charlie Heaton, best known for his role as Jonathan Byers on the hit Neƞ lix series “Stranger Things.” Sam comes from Kentucky, where he was forced to drop out of school to help support his family by working in the coal mines, where his 5 powers were responsible for a number of deaths. Modest, aff able and well-liked by all the paƟ ents, he has the ability to project himself through the air at incredibly fast speeds, hence his mutant name Cannonball.

Berto

Playing Roberto da Costa, the Brazilian mutant also known as Sunspot, is Brazilian actor Henry Zaga (“13 Reasons Why”). Roberto comes from a really wealthy family, but from a place of abandonment as well. “I don’t think he had that much love from his family, and a lot of fake love from his friends because of his status,” says Zaga. “He was a man on his own growing up, and he had different struggles than most, dealing with not being so loved or not having that much ancient on from the people you love the most, as well as being a mutant.”

Berto, aka Sunspot, has solar powers, for which his parents sent him to Milbury in hopes of curing. While handsome, charming and flirtatious, he is hesitant to discuss his mutant abilities and is even more afraid of using them. Similar to the other four mutants in the hospital with their own dark pasts, Roberto relives his own personal trauma, and little by little you see him peeling back the onion and you start to see what’s really inside. By the end of the movie, all the mutants come together, finally breaking down their walls and realizing they only have each other

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THE NEW MUTANTS opens in theatres on August 28th

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