Well, this was unexpected…a trailer for next April’s New Mutants movie, and one with a decidedly different tone from most superhero films.
I really want to give 20th Century Fox some credit here: more than the MCU or the DCEU or whatever the hell Sony is doing, they really are pushing the bounds of what a superhero movie can be within the X-Men cinematic universe. There was the irreverent comedy of Deadpool, the sad finale of an aging hero on a last mission with Logan, and now a New Mutants that looks like a straight-up horror movie. And why not? Mutant powers are supposed to kick in at puberty, and that can be a scary time for real people, but then factor in the characters chosen for the movie include a werewolf mutant, a burning mutant, a mutant that can conjure a person’s fears, and a mutant that can open what may be demonic portals to Hell, then yeah, that’s horror when the least scary guy just generates a “blast field” that can protect him from harm and let him fly around like a rocket.
Anyway, see for yourself.