THE NEW MUTANTS Embrace The Horror Vibes On This New Poster For The X-MEN Spinoff

THE NEW MUTANTS Embrace The Horror Vibes On This New Poster For The X-MEN Spinoff

Josh Boone's The New Mutants is set to hit theaters this April, and a new poster for the X-Men spinoff has now been released which leans heavily into the horror aesthetic of the movie. Take a look...

There was a time when Josh Boone's The New Mutants looked like it may never see the light of day (at least not on the big screen), but following the release of a brand new trailer early last month, the movie is well on track for its April 3rd release.

Disney will likely begin to amp up promotion over the next month, and following yesterday's new Mirage-centric stills, the official Twitter account has shared a brand new poster for the what will likely be the last X-Men-related release we see for quite some time.

The promo image features all five members of the young team (Cannonball, Magik, Sunspot, Mirage and Wolfsbane) with glowing eyes, and leans heavily into the horror aesthetic we've been told the movie will embrace.



Tell us, are you looking forward to New Mutants? Let us know in the comments, and get better acquainted with the characters and the actors that play them in our cast breakdown below.

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Blu Hunt As Danielle Moonstar/Mirage

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Mirage was the main focus of The Demon Bear Saga, and it's been confirmed that the character will also take the lead in The New Mutants movie, which will loosely adapt the popular comic book arc.

Danielle Moonstar is a powerful telepath, with the ability to project vivid images/illusions into her opponents' minds. Though unconfirmed, there's a pretty good chance Mirage is the one responsible for the terrifying visions the others are plagued by in the trailer. In the comics, she takes the shy Rahne Sinclair under her wing and the two become close friends.

Mirage will be played by relative newcomer Blu Hunt, who is part Native American. The 22-year-old has previously appeared in The CW's The Originals, but this will be her first feature role.

Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane

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In the comics, Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, is a young a Scottish girl struggling to reconcile her staunch religious beliefs with her ability to transform into a werewolf. She's shy, sheltered and nervous for the most part, but a much darker side is unleashed when the wolf takes over.

Rahne is close with Mirage and Cannonball (whom she has a crush on), but weary of Magik because of her outspoken personality and demonic powers.

Wolfsbane will be portrayed by arguably the most well-known member of the cast, Maisie Williams, who shot to fame as Arya on HBO's Game of Thrones. Williams has also appeared in the likes of Netflix's iBoy and Doctor Who.

Henry Zaga As Roberto da Costa/Sunspot

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Roberto da Costa is a brash Brazilian mutant with the ability to channel the sun's energy and gain great strength in the process. He's arrogant and hot-headed, but also fearless and protective of his teammates.

In the comics, he finds himself at odds with pretty much all of his colleagues, though he does develop a friendship/rivalry with Cannonball.

An incarnation - though not a very faithful one - of Sunspot actually appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but the role has been recast for The New Mutants with 13 Reasons Why and Teen Wolf actor Henry Zaga.

Charlie Heaton As Sam Guthrie/Cannonball

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Sam Guthrie is the eldest of a large Kentucky coal mining family and the epitome of a southern gent. Sam has the ability to fly at jet speeds while creating an impenetrable force-field, earning him the codename Cannonball.

He co-leads the team with Mirage in the comics, and develops an uneasy friendship with Sunspot. He also looks upon Wolfsbane as a Little sister, unaware that she harbours romantic feelings for him.

Sam will be played by British actor Charlie Heaton, who will be best-known for his impressive turn as Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things. He also appeared with Naoimi Watts in the 2016 thriller, Shut In.

Anya Taylor-Joy As Illyana Rasputin/Magik

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Easily the most poplar character on the team, Illyana Rasputin is the younger sister of Colossus and a powerful sorceress. As Magik, she has the ability to teleport to different dimensions and this leads to a darker side of her personality emerging when she spends some time in the demonic realm of Limbo.

Though this initially results in her terrified teammates giving her a wide berth, she eventually learns to balance both sides and work with her fellow mutants.

Magik will be brought to life by Anya Taylor-Joy, who rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin The Witch and has since appeared in the likes of Morgan, Barry and M. Night Shyamalan's Split. She will reprise the role of Casey for the director's currently showing follow-up, Glass.
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