The New Mutants is ‘Like a Haunted-House Movie with Hormonal Teenagers’

Fox’s Stacey Snider talks about The New Mutants

The New Mutants wrapped production last week and today Fox’s Stacey Snider spoke to Variety about the film. She spoke about the group of young mutants and called the film “a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers.”

When asked about superhero fatigue, Snider said, “If we’re going to make a superhero movie, we have to ask ourselves: ‘What’s our version? What’s a Fox Marvel film? When you look at films like Deadpool or Logan or the upcoming New Mutants, you’ll see they have their own personality. Great effort has been put into making sure they’re differentiated. New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside. The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like The Shining than ‘we’re teenagers let’s save the world.’”

The cast for the film includes Anya Taylor-Joy (SplitThe Witch) as Magik, Maisie Williams (Game of ThronesDoctor Who) as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton (Stranger ThingsShut In) as Cannonball, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Danielle Moonstar, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, and Alice Braga (Queen of the SouthPredatorsI Am Legend) as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, The shape-shifting alien Warlock will also appear as a CGI creation and despite early rumors, James McAvoy will not make an appearance as Charles Xavier.

What do you think about Snider’s comments about The New Mutants? Will you see the film when it hits theaters on April 13, 2018? Let us know @SuperHeroHype.