‘The New Mutants’: Director and Star Confirm Lesbian Love Story in Film

After putting to rest once and for all that the film went through reshoots, The New Mutants director Josh Boone and star Maisie Williams spilled some more tea in a new interview about a relationship between her character and another.

Maisie Williams
Maisie Williams | Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

‘The New Mutants’ is gearing up for release

After several stops and delays, The New Mutants will finally make its way to theaters in April.

The film is thought to be pretty much the first film with Marvel characters to have a very horror tone since Marvel’s Blade in 1998.

The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.

Antonio Banderas will also appear in the film in an undisclosed role.

Rahne and Dani’s relationship is confirmed

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Boone and Williams set the record straight. Williams’ Rahne and Hunt’s Dani, will have a romantic storyline.

“It’s sort of the spine and focus of some of the character-driven stuff in the film,” said Boone.

Williams added, “Rahne and Dani have a telepathic connection in the comics, and so we just wanted to extend that in the film and put that within reality,” she explains. “If they really could understand each other on that level, then you’d probably end up falling in love with that person.”

The actress also explained that the relationship isn’t spoken about too much in the film and how she likes that it doesn’t feel gimmicky. “It’s not really a story about these two characters understanding their sexuality. It’s not centered around that and they don’t really necessarily label it. No one else does either and no one really questions it,” she commented.

The New Mutants will be in theaters on April 3, 2020.