“The new mutants” will feature a romance between two characters of the same sex
After a series of unfortunate delays, both in production and in the release date, Fox is finally preparing the premiere of The New Mutants, the last film in the X-Men Universe before the merger between the company and Disney. And director Josh Boone is revealing great details of the plot, including that it will feature a romance between same-sex characters.
The director, who recently denied that the film had suffered reshoots, revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the characters Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams) and Mirage (Blu Hunt) would have a relationship. This will be the first time that an X-Men movie has shown an LGTBI relationship as part of the plot, a new trend that Marvel put into practice with The Eternals. (You can read: Antonio Banderas will be the villain in “The New Mutants” of X-Men)
Boone described with his co-writer Knate Lee the relationship between Wolfsbane and Mirage as a “beautiful love story. A kind of backbone that focuses on some of the things driven by the characters in the movie. ”
Actress Maisie Williams, known for her role in Game of Thrones, also revealed that the film would do justice to the story the two characters have in the comics. “Rahne (Wolfsbane) and Dani (Mirage) have a telepathic relationship in the comics,” explained Williams. “We just wanted to extend that into the movie and put it into reality.”
“If they could understand each other on that level, then you would possibly end up falling in love with that person. “, added about the strong mental bond between the two, that if it were transferred to a real understanding between the two characters, it would undoubtedly be a reason for romance. “It’s not a story about the two of them discovering their sexuality. It doesn’t focus on that, and there’s no need to put labels,” Williams added.
Although Wolfsbane and Mirage will be the first same-sex characters to show their love openly, they are not the first LGBTI couple to be part of the X-Men Universe. In Deadpool 2, Yukio was introduced as Negasonic’s girlfriend, although this was only a minor detail within the plot of the Bocazas Mercenary. The new mutants will hit theatres on April 3.