The New Mutants Originally Portrayed Storm as a 'Sadistic Jailer'

The New Mutants is finally out but we're still learning interesting new things about the long-delayed movie. For instance, director Josh Boone had originally envisioned the X-Men spin-off to feature some of the more popular mutants being portrayed as villainous. Interestingly, an early draft of the script actually had Storm watching over the teens and being their "sadistic jailer."

The revelation comes from a source who spoke to Vulture about how The New Mutants was developed. According to the source, one of the early drafts penned by Boone and Knate Lee saw Professor X and Storm as the teens' guardians but they weren't exactly very nice.

"She was their sadistic jailer," a source said of Storm in the script. "It felt like the kids were being tortured. If the X-Men are holding [the young mutants] there, it can't feel different from the mental furniture that audiences bring into the theater knowing that the X-Men are good guys. Storm like that made no sense."

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We're not exactly surprised that this idea was eventually discarded. After all, Storm is viewed as the moral compass in the X-Men Universe. Needless to say, it made better sense to introduce Cecilia Reyes as the one in charge with the mutants.

The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. The film is currently screening in theaters across the country.

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