With the trend of Fox superhero films being Rated R, we were all hoping that the NEW MUTANTS film was going in that same direction.
Bad news guys,
Speaking to Empire Magazine, director Josh Boone confirmed it will be rated PG-13. But a HARD PG-13.
“This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 ever made,” Boone said. “I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal.”
Don’t worry though, NEW MUTANTS will not be your usual cookie cutter superhero film.
“There are no costumes. That alone makes it different. They can’t be with the other kids at the X-Mansion. They’re too f—ed up. They’ve all killed people, whether intentionally or unintentionally,” Boone said.
Boone went on to say:
“We brought it to FOX as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by [Marvel Comics writer Bill Sienkiewicz], and kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the ’80s,” Boone said. “These are all going to be horror movies, and they’re all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie. Our take was just go examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics.”
Now we’ll have to wait until February 2019 for the final product.
X-Men: New Mutants starring Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.