It's confirmed that the upcoming X-Men New Mutants movie will indeed be a horror flick.
Stranger Things starÂ Charlie Heaton is playing Cannonball and offered the following.
â€śItâ€™s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants,â€ť Heaton said. â€śItâ€™s a story about these characters coming to grips with who they are and itâ€™s a horror X-Men movie, which we havenâ€™t seen before.Â I feel like, for an X-Men movie, yeah, I think theyâ€™re going full-fledged horror. Without saying too much â€” I really donâ€™t want to give away too much what itâ€™s about, itâ€™s very under wraps â€” but it is, in terms of anything weâ€™ve seen in the X-Men world, it definitely is a horror film. Itâ€™s scarier than anything weâ€™ve seen in that genre.â€ť
Charlie Heaton also talked about his character.
â€śI play Sam Guthrie, whose mutant name is Cannonball,â€ť said Heaton. â€śSam comes from Kentucky, and heâ€™s kind of a working-class boy, and he has the ability to project himself through the sky like a cannonball.â€ť
Regarding New Mutants back to being aÂ full-fledged horrorÂ movie, it recently became known that Fox Studios wanted to make it feature less horror and scary elements, with it said they demanded a PG-13 rating. The good news is that it's claimed the recent Warner Bros. IT movie actually saved New Mutants from becoming a "youth adult movie." When IT became a huge hit, Fox decided to go with a cut of the trailer that was scary, andÂ now they've decided to go back to director Josh Boone's original intent of the film being a horror flick. New Mutants is undergoing reshootsÂ with it said to involveÂ 50% or more of the film in order to get back that horror element.
What remains to be seen is the film's final rating, whether it will stick with the PG-13Â rating or go with an R-rating similar to Deadpool and Logan.
New MutantsÂ has an August 2, 2019 release and stars Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.