The New Mutants

Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton star The New Mutants, based on the ’80s comic book spin-off of the ‘X-Men’ franchise.

The New Mutants movie posterRelease Date: August 2, 2019
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Adaptation
Director: Josh Boone
Screenwriter: Josh Boone, Knate Gwaltney
Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Plot Summary

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, "The New Mutants" were published by Marvel Comics from 1983 to 1991. The series focused a group of teenaged mutants at the Xavier Institute that become superheroes in training. The original The New Mutants consisted of: Cannonball, Sunspot, Karma, Mirage and Wolfsbane.

Sunspot (Adan Canto) and subsequent recruit Warpath (Booboo Stewart) also appeared in the film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." "We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe," producer Simon Kinberg said. "And so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters."

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