One of my favorite comic book team-ups, the New Mutants, is coming to the big screen. Here is everything you need to know about the New Mutants to get ready for the movie!
The New Mutants. With a horror twist. You know I am all in. I am a massive Marvel comic book fan and the New Mutants is actually one of my favorite series. There have been several team members over the years, as there are with most team-ups, but the ones they chose for this movie make me happy. And the casting makes me happy too.
With the New Mutants hitting the big screen soon, I thought I would help to explain to you just who these characters in the comic books are — and what we might see of them in the movie. If they stick to the comic book versions, we are all in for a treat!
Which Team Members Are In The Movie
The New Mutants has had several different team up combinations, as do most comic book teams. While two of my favorites do not seem to be in this film — Cypher and Warlock — this is still a fantastic lineup. It is very similar to the original team, however Karma has been replaced by Magik (which I am cool with).
Dani Moonstar AKA Mirage
Dani is easily one of my favorite members of the New Mutants. She is a co-leader of the team, and pretty amazing. She can telepathically create illusions of people’s fears and wishes. So yeah… that sure sounds like something that was going on in this trailer doesn’t it? Perhaps they were using her powers against the others.
Sam Guthrie AKA Cannonball
Sam is one of the leaders of the New Mutants as well, and he has the power to generate thermo-chemical energy and propel himself through the air. So basically he can fly INSANELY fast. He generates a force field around himself for protection and is pretty strong. He is stubborn, and I love his personality. This wouldn’t be the New Mutants without him.
Roberto da Costa AKA Sunspot
Sunspot is not one of my favorite members of the team, but I don’t have anything against him. He was part of the Hellfire Club for a while and I didn’t really like that. His powers are exactly what you would think from his name. He channels and absorbs solar power.
Rahne Sinclair AKA Wolfsbane
This is the perfect casting choice and I am beyond hyped for Maise Williams to play Rahne Sinclair, one of my all time favorite New Mutants team members. She transforms into a wolf, which we seem to see towards the end of the trailer. She is one of the youngest members of the team, and Irish. And I ADORE her. She knows how to shift between wolf and human at will, and when she is a wolf, she is ridiculously strong.
Illyana Rasputin AKA Magik
Magik is hands down one of the most powerful X-Men out there. She’s the sister of the X-Man, Colossus. She is a mystic, like Doctor Stephen Strange, and can transport herself and others to anywhere on Earth — by taking them through “Limbo”. She is the Sorceress Supreme of Limbo and like I said, really powerful.
We catch a glimpse of her Soulsword in the New Mutants trailer and I am SO EXCITED to see it in action. She created the Soulsword with disrupts magical energies, constructs, and creatures. It will also increase the power level of any magic user who holds it.
They are all in Legion’s mind. Yup. You read that right. I have seen this theory floating around the interwebs and I think it could be true. Especially after seeing this trailer. If you have not watched Legion on FX, that would be the perfect way to introduce yourself to David Haller.
He has a bad habit of absorbing people and using their powers. And like I said above, it sure seems like Dani’s powers are being used against everyone. I could totally be way off, but that would be pretty amazing, wouldn’t it?
About New Mutants
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
New Mutants hits theaters April 3rd, 2020!