Disney’s 20th Century Studios is *allegedly* still releasing Josh Boone‘s The New Mutants in theaters on August 28, and the official website provides us with a new synopsis today.
Interesting to note, the new (and much lengthier than the previous one) synopsis confirms that the movie’s version of Illyana Rasputin (aka Magik) is the younger sister of X-Men member Colossus, just as she is in the world of Marvel’s comics. Of course, most fans probably already assumed this, but it’s the first official acknowledgement by the marketing.
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) plays Magik in The New Mutants.
Here’s the new synopsis in full…
In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the Marvel comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers.
Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them?
Check out the latest trailer below, revealed via SDCC@Home last week.