New Mutants Trailer #1

After a lot of anticipation and intrigue Fox finally released their first teaser trailer of New Mutants which is scheduled to be in theaters April 13th. The X-men characters that will be featured in this film are Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Mirage and Sunspot although the preview really does not explicitly show you that they are Mutants. I find it interesting that the last two Fox X-Men related films choose to take different routes from your general super hero blockbuster. In a way that is a good thing, but it also makes it seem like you are hiding something. Nothing about this preview feels like and X-Men of Super Hero film, while that does not mean this will be a bad film, it does mean that it will be different and attract a different audience.

I did enjoy the horror aspect of the film, and I imagine with subsequent previews we will get more action scenes and see some of the powers. But this film is scheduled to be released in April which is not far from when Avengers: Infinity War will be released and they need to build some hype around this film. If the title was not New Mutants and there was no Marvel logo, the average person would not know that this is a Comic Book related film and while in some cases that could help the film, specifically with critics who are often unfair towards super hero films. In this case I think it hurts because of the popularity of the X-men and the overall success of recent Comic book related properties, going a different route may keep this film a mystery to some moviegoers.

Overall, this was a good first teaser trailer, it does seem like it might be a little scary and I do expect to see a lot more going forward in the next couple months.