This spring will see the debut of a new group of superheroes who are mutants, but not part of the X-Men, and their movie aims to be nothing like the complicated long-running franchise featuring their elders.
Today’s release of the creepy first poster for The New Mutants confirms that director Josh Boone is going all-in on something totally new: a superhero horror movie.
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” Boone (The Fault in our Stars) said. “There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
Debuting back in the 1980s, The New Mutants (created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod) comic book series featured a handful of youngsters gathered by X-Men mentor Professor Xavier, who intended to teach them how to control their powers, but not for the purpose of being superheroes. However, events conspired to force the fledgling team into battle.
This week’s episode of DOCTOR WHO, “Face the Raven,” is shaping up to be a landmark, with the
certain potential end of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for good!
Let’s take a look at some (non-spoilery) new art from the story:
Oh, and, as you no doubt know by now — from her photos above and her voice in the trailer, Maisie Williams is back as Ashildr. Something inside me wants her to be really, really evil. In fact, I want her to be responsible for Clara’s demise. That would be something unique: a companion snuffing a companion!
“Face the Raven” will air Saturday at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
This week is the big “worlds collide” event, when Maisie Williams — Arya on GAME OF THRONES — guests on DOCTOR WHO as a mysterious new character, Ashildr, so naturally the BBC wants to drum up some interest. Thus we have this sneak peak at the opening of tonight’s episode, featuring the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) trying to find the time to save Clara (Jenna Coleman) from any number of gruesome fates including a “love sprite”!
“The Girl Who Died” is the first installment of a two-parter, so brace yourself for another stunning cliff-hanger ending, beginning at 9 o’clock on BBC America.
Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara) try to get you psyched for tomorrow night’s new episode of DOCTOR WHO, “The Girl Who Died.” (Yes, this is the one with Maisie Williams from GAME OF THRONES)
Is Clara, The Impossible Girl, also the Girl Who Died? Jenna is leaving the show sometime during this series…
DOCTOR WHO is on BBC America tomorrow night at 9 o’clock.
The BBC has released a second trailer to help get us psyched for the return of DOCTOR WHO just barely more than a month from now!
“Same old, same old — just the Doctor and Clara Oswald in the TARDIS!” Indeed!
There appears to be a lot of new aliens and monsters in this forthcoming season — but also another appearance from the Daleks. (I would really like to see an entire season without the bloodthirsty pepperpots but, alas, they are to be too popular to exile.)
This season will also feature a dragon and Maisie Williams, but there is no truth to the rumor that there will be a full-blown GAME OF THRONES crossover.
In case you’ve forgotten the season’s first trailer, you can see it again here.
The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) will be back in action in just a few short weeks, when the series returns on Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
By far my favorite bit to come out of this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego was the full trailer for the ninth series of the revived DOCTOR WHO. It looks plenty exciting, and if this clip holds true to form, most of the scenes are from the first half of the season.
“I’m the Doctor, and I save people!”
Whovians are foaming at mouth, trying to guess the identity of Maisie Williams‘ character, because the clip implies she and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) know each other. Is she Susan? Is she Jenny? Is she Romana III? But I think the answer could be much simpler: She’s just somebody he met earlier in the episode and didn’t expect to see again.