The New Mutants: watch the opening scene during the Comic-Con@Home panel

X-Men spin-off movie The New Mutants has pin-balled around the release schedule so often, you could be forgiven for thinking it wasn't coming out at all. However, it's listed as having a UK theatrical release on 28th August (reports And a discussion panel from Comic-Con@Home has revealed some juicy secrets, including the film's opening scene.

Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), The New Mutants purports to put a teen horror spin on the standard X-Men mythology. There's a talented young cast, including Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy and Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton.

However, the movie has experienced multiple setbacks and delays with reported concerns over its tone and approach. Originally set for an April 2018 release, it's only now preparing to greet audiences. Fingers crossed that we in the UK be able to see the end result soon enough.

Check out the video below in which Boone, Williams, Taylor-Joy, Heaton and others discuss this twisted spin on the mutant mythology. Skip to around 24 minutes in for the opening scene, which teases a dramatic backstory for main character Danielle Moonstar/Mirage (Blu Hunt). She's a mutant with the powers of manipulating the illusions and desires of others, and the culmination of the scene sets up the secret facility where the majority of the action appears to take place.


As mentioned, The New Mutants is pencilled in for release on 28th August. Let us know @Cineworld if you're planning to watch it. And don't forget to check out our rundown of Comic-Con@Home.