What is the future of The New Mutants?

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Harsirat Kaur
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The New Mutants released on August 28, 2020, in the United States. It was such an anticipated superhero film because it marked the end of the X-men series.

We are lonely! We are sad!

Yes, there won’t be any more films from this series. The movie is an American horror film based on the Marvel Comics ‘New Mutants’. It is all about young superheroes/mutants who undergo treatment to get rid of their superpowers. Mirage, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Magik are initially invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes to share their stories about how extraordinary they are. However, they soon realize that they are being held for a bigger reason. And, thus their struggle to get free of their hostage begins.

What lies in the future of The New Mutants?

Josh Boone, the director of the film expressed his eagerness for another film. however, it does not look all green for his plans. He said, “In our heart of hearts, we hope (the New Mutants) makes a bunch of money so that we can go make the second one.”

The original plan for New Mutants was to release a trilogy film series. However, Fox’s purchase by Disney reverted the rights back to Marvel Studios. This made the future films in the trilogy unlikely. Director Boone said, “Nobody knew that it was coming. we were making the movie to be the first in a franchise. None of us had any idea it was going to be bought by another studio.” Disney does not seem to invest in further sequels. It is a movie that was not Disney’s plans so they are not likely to make it.

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Source: The Nerdd

Another reason is that the film did not sit well with the audience. It has a meager 5.6 rating at IMDb. The film’s budget is $67-80 million. However, he box office as of now is around only $20 million. The income will barely cover the budget, let alone give any benefit to the team. This makes it all the more undesirable for the producers to invest their money in it.

What happened in the film?

The New Mutants star the following actors in it.

  • Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin
  • Charlie Heaton as Samuel Guthrie
  • Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar
  • Henry Zaga as Roberto ‘Booby’ da Costa
  • Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes
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The ending of the film and the series

All five mutants meet each other and become fast friends when they are invited to the hospital after each of them suffered a tragedy. They think that they are getting training to join the X-Men team. Dr. Reyes constantly reminds them that they are menacing. Gradually, their powers induce them into getting horrible flashbacks of the tragedies. they then start deciphering the bigger plan, i.e., becoming killers of Essex. Demon Bear who was following Dani crushes Reyes and kills her. Dani then fights Demon Bear and they then embark into a new light together.

The film is out now. Let us know what you think of the film.

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