Yesterday at Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience (CCXP), 20th Century Fox unveiled some exclusive footage from its upcoming horror-themed X-Men spinoff The New Mutants, and thanks to Omelette we have a description of what was shown to fans in attendance:
The young mutants find a hidden place at the hospital where they’re being held. There they found a ‘lie detector’ and they think it will be fun to use it to get to know each other better.
The first to sit in the chair, Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot, says he has already got many girls. The machine points out he’s lying, so he confesses that he never had anyone. Then we see a short frame showing a little bit of his powers. In the panel, Henry Zaga stated that the character suffers an accident still in Brazil and is sent to the hospital commanded by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga).
Then, each character faces the lie detector, and some of their powers are shown. In one passage, Maisie Williams growls as she begins her transformation into Lupine.
The whole scene has a very ‘youthful’ mood, despite the darker tone in the movie. They’re curious and provocative with each other, but piece by piece a sense of ‘safe zone’ shows up. They seem to understand that they can be themselves with each other, despite their traumas of the past. This is a group of tragic heroes.
However, who stands out in the scene is Magik, character played Anya Taylor-Joy. With sarcasm, she uses the lie detector and says that she’s in that place ’cause she killed 18 men. One by one. In a moment of more action, she seems to conjure up her famous Soulsword and attacks Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage.
SEE ALSO: Watch the trailer for New Mutants here
X-Men: The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), and features a cast includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage and Alice Braga (Queen of the South) as Dr. Cecilia Reyes. It is set for release on April 13th 2018.