'The New Mutants' To Feature A Same-sex Love Story Between 'X-Men' Characters

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'The New Mutants' is reportedly going to feature a same-sex relationship between Maisie Williams and Blu Hunt's characters. Read below for more details.

Written By Amir Khollam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The New Mutants has evidently faced multiple troubles with its production and release but it is now all set to get a theatrical release. The film was first shot in 2017 with a scheduled release date of 2018 but was eventually pushed ahead to secure a 2020 release date. Now, it is revealed that The New Mutants film is going to feature a same-sex relationship between Maisie Williams and Blu Hunt's characters. 

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The New Mutants to feature a same-sex relationship

Director of The New Mutants, Josh Boone was speaking to a leading news daily in the USA where he revealed that the film will feature a beautiful same-sex love story between characters Rahne Sinclair and Danielle Moonstar, who are played by Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones fame and actor Blu Hunt.

The New Mutants is being heavily marketed as a horror spin-off to the staple comic book film genre and the director reveals that keeping a same-sex relationship at the centre stage of a film like this does sound weird to hear. But, according to the director, the topic of same-sex relationships has been dealt with the utmost respect. 

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The director went on to reveal that with The New Mutants, Rahne and Danielle's love story with act as a spine for a much character-driven experience for the audience. Josh Boone revealed that the comic book counterparts of Rahne and Danielle's characters had a telepathic connection which was extended furthermore to fit a real-life scenario. The director believes that if two characters can understand each other to that extent, it is only natural that the two end up falling for each other.

In conclusion, the director stated that though a same-sex relationship will be a part of the film, it has not been spoken about heavily in The New Mutants as the makers didn't wish for the relationship to feel like a gimmick. The New Mutants is scheduled to release on April 3, 2020. 

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