WHO’S IN IT?
Maisie Williams (The Falling), Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma), Charlie Heaton (The Secret of Marrowbone), Alice Braga (I Am Legend), Blu Hunt (film debut), Henry Zaga (XOXO)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), director, writer; Knate Lee (Kidnap), writer; Simon Kinberg (Logan), Karen Rosenfelt (Me Before You) and Lauren Shuler Donner (Deadpool), producers; Mark Snow (The X-Files: I Want to Believe), composer; Peter Deming (Oz the Great and Powerful), cinematographer; Andrew Buckland (Le Mans ’66), Matthew Rundell (Wildling) and Robb Sullivan (A Good Year), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Five teenagers – Rahne (Williams), Illyana (Taylor-Joy), Sam (Heaton), Danielle (Hunt) and Roberto (Zaga) – who are all just discovering their mutant powers, are held against their will in a secret government facility, where they must face sinister forces and also come to terms with their own abilities…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
After numerous delays caused by impending reshoots (which may or may not have happened), the Disney/Fox merger, and most recently COVID-19, the final film in the current X-Men continuity (before it is inevitably rebooted and integrated into the MCU) is both a unique horror entry into the now-defunct franchise, and also a compelling coming-of-age story with superpowers.