New Mutants Will Be a Horror Movie Might Star Rosario Dawson

first_imgStay on target Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Wolverine’s story may have ended with Logan, but 20th Century Fox still has big plans for the X-Men franchise. They’re not letting those rights revert back to Marvel Studios anytime soon.  Not that they necessarily need to. The movies, especially Logan and Deadpool, have been fantastic, providing us with a different tone and take on the Marvel universe. As confusing as it is that the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. can’t interact with the X-Men, it has given us some pretty great movies lately. So what’s next?Fox is planning a different kind of comic book movie for their upcoming New Mutants adaptation. Director Josh Boone told Entertainment Weekly what fans should expect. The most interesting part: It’s going to be a horror movie.“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different,” Boone said.That’s an incredibly interesting idea, and I’m definitely curious about what a horror movie with superheroes looks like. When your main characters have supernatural powers, what scares them? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. This is one of the benefits of having multiple studios make movies with Marvel’s characters. It can lead to experiments like this. Can you see Disney’s Marvel Studios making a real horror movie with any character? It’s unlikely. Their movies are too bright and colorful to contain any legitimate scares.The comic is based on the 1984 run of the New Mutants comic series, drawn by Bill Sienkiewicz. Boone says that’s when the comic became a lot more surreal and impressionistic than it had been in the past. “It felt like Stephen King vs. John Hughes,” he says. If that’s the tone Boone is going for with the movie, it could really be something amazing.Rosario Dawson at the 2009 Streamy Awards.(Photo by Lan Bui,, via Wikimedia Commons)Details on the plot are secret for now, but we do know a little bit about the casting. Rosario Dawson is reportedly in talks to join the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dawson is being considered to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who can create a protective force field around herself. She would be a mentor to the main cast of young mutants. Dawson would join Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy, who have both already signed on to the project.Yes, Dawson already has a Marvel role she’s currently playing, but once again, different universes. The Marvel Studios and X-Men universes do not intersect, and likely won’t until long after this dual-casting isn’t an issue anymore. Dawson is a great actress and always fun to watch on screen, so I won’t complain about her getting more Marvel screen time. It is a little funny that she plays a medical professional in both universes. Something about her just screams “medicine” to comic book casting directors, I guess.(Via Marvel)Finally, over in the MCU proper, some news about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie came out of the studio. Comic Book reports that the character, played by Brie Larson, will debut in Avengers: Infinity War and the movie will be a follow-up to her appearance there. It will also connect to another movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ant-Man.Dr. Spiros Michalakis, a quantum physicist at the California Institute of Technology, has worked as a consultant on Marvel movies in the past. Yes, these movies employ real-life scientists to make sure the comic book ideas are at least theoretically possible. In a recent interview with Inverse, Michalakis spoke about the quantum realm Ant-Man enters in his movie. “he doesn’t just go to just a smaller space like Fantastic Voyage. This is a place where the nature of reality changes around you. So, when you enter the quantum realm, its different set of laws takes hold.”Michalakis says he can’t talk too much about Captain Marvel yet, but understanding the quantum realm will be helpful in the upcoming film. “This is exciting for the future. There are different ways that some of these ideas appear on-screen in a few years. Not just for Ant-Man, but also for Captain Marvel and all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” he said. So it’s possible that Captain Marvel’s powers will come from the same place as Ant-Man’s.At some point, when you’re dealing with multiple universes and reality-altering stones, I guess it only makes sense to hire a quantum physicist at some point. Just to make sure your science passes the sniff test. Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2019.last_img

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