X-Men Franchise Spin-off THE NEW MUTANTS Debuts With A Wild New Trailer
There’s Something New to Fear.
Celebrate Friday the 13th with the official trailer for THE NEW MUTANTS.
The New Mutants are a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They have been the main characters of three successive comic book series, which were spin-offs of the X-Men franchise.
The first team of New Mutants characters was created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod. They first appeared in 1982’s Marvel Graphic Novel #4 and are subsequently featured in their own title from 1983 until 1991. Like its parent title, The New Mutants highlighted interpersonal and group conflict as well as action and adventure, and featured a large ensemble cast. With the end of the first series, the characters were relaunched as X-Force in a new, eponymous series.
The second New Mutants series, launched in 2003, featured a new group of teenage mutants. Unlike the original New Mutants, they were part of a huge cast of students at the Xavier Institute. In 2004, it was relaunched as New X-Men: Academy X, after which the central group was formally dubbed the “New Mutants.” In the aftermath of the “M-Day” crossover storyline in late 2005, the remaining students were merged into one junior team, the New X-Men.
The third New Mutants series, reuniting most of the original team, was launched in May 2009. (Source: Wikipedia)
The New Mutants were teenaged students of Professor Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and wore matching uniforms, much like the original X-Men, who had since grown into adulthood. These students, however, rather resembled the “all-new, all-different X-Men” of their era in terms of ethnic diversity. The original team consisted of:
- Cannonball (Samuel Guthrie), a mild-mannered 16-year-old Kentuckian and eventual co-leader, who became nigh-invulnerable when rocketing through the air.
- Karma (Xi’an Coy Manh), a 19-year-old Vietnamese girl and the team’s original leader, who could mentally possess other people’s bodies.
- Mirage (Danielle Moonstar, originally codenamed Psyche), a Cheyenne and eventual co-leader after Karma’s “death,” who could create visual empathic three-dimensional illusions.
- Sunspot (Roberto da Costa), a 14-year-old Brazilian who gained superhuman strength fueled by sunlight and could store solar energy in his body to use his super strength during the night.
- Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair), a 13-year-old religious Scot who could transform into a wolf-like creature.
THE NEW MUTANTS will hit theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018.
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