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Short new preview for X-Men spin-off The New Mutants debuts online
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Short new preview for X-Men spin-off The New Mutants debuts online

A short new preview for the long-delayed The New Mutants, a new X-Men spin-off which stars Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams and Split's Anya Taylor-Joy, has arrived. Click below to watch it:

The New Mutants have been portrayed in various Marvel comic series since 1982, with some, like Blink, Warpath and Sunspot, already part of the established X-Men universe. 

In this movie, we follow five young mutants, all of whom are just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will. Together they will fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Williams plays Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf, while Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. Magik is the sister of Colossus, most recently seen in 2016's Deadpool. 

Newcomers Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Charlie Heaton play Sunspot, Moonstar and Cannonball respectively, while Elysium star Alice Braga plays Dr. Ceilia Reyes, a mutant and medical doctor who acts as a mentor for the new mutants. 

The spin-off is directed by Josh Boone, director of megahit drama The Fault In Our Stars, who has written the script with Jackass writer Knate Gwaltney. 

The movie was originally due for release in November of 2018, but has been delayed three times by 20th Century Fox with extensive reshoots taking place. 

At present, the film is due for release on August 28th, with the new preview debuting ahead of the film's panel at next week's virtual panel at Comic-Con@Home

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