This is according to Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton who plays Cannonball.
Now when The New Mutants was first announced it was somewhat implied that it would take on the horror elements this making it a horror film and even take on the rated R rating. But that was dispelled and then it was said it would take on the rated PG-13 rating. Next came both the push backs and reshoots has delayed the film to February of 2019. However, Heaton gives somewhat of a confirmation that we are a full-fledged horror movie.
“It’s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants. It’s a story about these characters coming to grips with who they are and it’s a horror X-Men movie, which we haven’t seen before. I feel like, for an X-Men movie, yeah, I think they’re going full-fledged horror. Without saying too much — I really don’t want to give away too much what it’s about, it’s very under wraps — but it is, in terms of anything we’ve seen in the X-Men world, it definitely is a horror film. It’s scarier than anything we’ve seen in that genre.”
This is definitely good news for fans who were looking forward to being scared in theaters. But also we can’t fully be sure this film may actually hit theaters. With the impending finalization of the Fox/Disney deal, this movie may go straight to the Disney streaming site or even straight to DVD/Blu-Ray or digital download.
But let not dwell too much on that. Heaton gives us some insight as to what we can expect from his character Cannonball: “Sam comes from Kentucky, and he’s kind of a working-class boy, and he has the ability to project himself through the sky like a cannonball.”
Ok then. We’re potentially going to see abilities as well on display as we should. Are you still excited for The New Mutants? Give us your thoughts.