'X-Men: The New Mutants' trivia and fun facts
Horror film The filmmakers said the film is like "a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers," and they confessed their inspiration were Stephen King's horror storytellers and teen drama filmmaker John Hughes.
Veteran This will be the 4th appearance of James McAvoy playing Charles Xavier. He is too his 2nd movie with co-star Anya Taylor-Joy who appears with him in 'Split'.
Starring on the Iron Throne Maisie Williams is the fourth "Game of Thrones" actor starring on X-Men world. Her friend Sophie Turner playing Jean Grey's character, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was the villain on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and Richard E. Grant (Izembaro) was Dr. Zander Rice in 'Logan'.
Horror influences The filmmakers cite the films 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, 'The Shining' , 'The Breakfast Club' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors': as an influence on the film's production design, due to the closed-in settings each film used for dramatic purposes.
Smiley face A villain in the film wears a smiley-face mask. In the comics, the New Mutants faced off with a mutant supremacy group known as the Right, who wore smiley-face masks.
Group members This film features four members of the original New Mutants group (Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane), with Magik being a member from the second roster.
Jon Hamm erased Jon Hamm was cast to portray Nathaniel Essex / Mister Sinister, with filming for the role completed, though his role has reportedly been cut from the film as a result of an extensive reshoot process that is changing elements of the film.