20th Century’s The New Mutants receives PG-13 rating
Despite early rumors of an R-rating, 20th Century Studios’ long awaited X-Men film The New Mutants has now finally been rated by the MPAA, receiving an official PG-13 rating for “violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material.” Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, the film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 3. In addition, a brand new TV spot has also been released which you can check out in the player below!
20th Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants, an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) as Magik and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, gen:LOCK) as Wolfsbane, with Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar, and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton as Cannonball.
The New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982. Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants follows on a group of teenage mutants as heroes in training in the Marvel Universe. The feature is expected to be a departure from the sci-fi-action spectacle of other X-Men films and is instead being described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes”-style horror movie.
In November 2017, ComingSoon.net exclusively revealed a leaked concept animatic from the film, which features Wolfsbane, Magic, and Cannonball facing the Demon Bear.