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The New Mutants
Anya as: Illyana Rasputin / Magik
Directed by: Josh Boone
Written by: Josh Boone, Knate Lee
Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt, Lauren Shuler Donner
Other cast: Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton
Release date: August 2, 2019
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Running time: TBA

The New Mutants is an upcoming American horror film in the superhero genre, based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was initially conceived of as the first in a trilogy of mutant horror films, and is intended to be the thirteenth installment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay by himself and Knate Lee, and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. In The New Mutants, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves.

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.


  • The filmmakers described the film as “a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers,” and cite the works of horror storyteller Stephen King and teen drama filmmaker John Hughes as an influence.
  • Illyana carries a dragon toy. This is a homage to Lockheed, a pet dragon owned by the X-Men (in the comics he was owned by Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat, in this film he is owned by Magik).
  • A villain in the film wears a smiley-face mask. In the comics, the New Mutants faced off with a mutant supremacy group known as the Right, who wore smiley-face masks.
  • This film features four members of the original New Mutants group (Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane), with Magik being a member from the second roster.
  • Director Josh Boone is a major X-Men fan and owns a large amount of their comics.
  • Blu Hunt is Native American and Henry Zaga is Brazilian, just like their respective characters Danielle Moonstar and Roberto da Costa. However, British actors Charlie Heaton and Maisie Williams play the American Sam Guthrie and the Scottish Rahne Sinclair, and the Argentinian-English American actress Anya Taylor-Joy plays the Russian Illyana Rasputin.
  • Filming
  • Date: July 10, 2017 – September 16, 2017
  • Location: Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
  • Official Trailer