If you are a fan of The New Mutants, we have some news for you to scream about (that isn’t related to the horrors surrounding the cursed film). Over the weekend, there has been a slew of exciting highlights regarding the upcoming teenage mutant horror film announced during the [email protected] panel.
Bill Sienkiewicz, the original cover artist for The New Mutants comics, has re-envisioned the film by creating a new poster that seems to be inspired 80’s horror films for the movie. The 80’s inspiration is most likely a nod to the series’ 1980s origin.
As one of the original cover artists for the series, Sienkiewicz is popularly known for his avant-garde style. The main five, Wolfsbane, Magik, Cannonball, Mirage and Sunspot are featured on the poster. Looming behind them is what appears to be an ominous and bloody bear, inspired by the New Mutants #18 Demon Bear saga that the film is based on.
The official Twitter for the film has also shared more awesome posters from other artists.
Other exciting content shared was the first two mins of the film’s opening and extended trailer which can be watched in the two separate videos below!
Moreover, Disney is finally stepping up with its LGBTQ representation as the panel has also confirmed that the queer relationship between Rahne Sinclair a.k.a. Wolfsbane and Danielle Moonstar a.k.a. Mirage is canon.
Another awesome win for representation was that director Josh Boone placed careful emphasis on Mirage’s Native American ancestry.
The New Mutants is officially set to open in theaters on 28 August 2020 and we are all praying that there won’t be any more mishaps that will cause delays again.