'The Gifted' Motion Posters Give a Closer Look at the Mutant Heroes

Friday, 14 July 2017 - 8:26PM
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Friday, 14 July 2017 - 8:26PM
'The Gifted' Motion Posters Give a Closer Look at the Mutant Heroes
Fox
While none of them are well known X-Men heroes, Fox is hoping that the mutants appearing in their spinoff show The Gifted will become your new best buddies - as near and dear to you as beloved movie characters like Storm, Rogue, Jean Grey, (not Cyclops, for some reason we're supposed to hate him), and Wolverine.

To help achieve this, they've released a bunch of funky new "motion posters", which are essentially tiny clips of footage that show each character, giving us a chance to hear their voices, and learn their special powers - or, in other words, what color they glow, because we don't actually get to see what any of them can do except wave their arms around.

Still, it's nice to get the chance to hear Blink say something - she's probably got more words of dialogue in this short clip than she did in all of Days of Future Past (where she was played by Fan Bingbing, instead of actress Jamie Chung below):




























Some of these snippets are more cryptic than actually helpful, but it is fun to see the incredibly Stan Lee-esque theme that runs through the show. The creator of the X-Men always loves stories with an ironic twist, and the fact that the Strucker family are both hated mutant hunters, and dangerous mutants? That's pure Smilin' Stan, right there.

The new mutants on display (not to be confused with New Mutants, they'll be along once Josh Boone has finished filming his movie) aren't exactly top tier heroes. Some names are more familiar than others - Thunderbird, for example stands out - but they're all pretty much D-listers within the ranks of the X-Men in the comics.

The Gifted probably has a similar set of requirements to Legion, which had to prove itself worthy in order to earn cameos from more notable characters. Fox is, finally, showing some restraint and not throwing every available character at the wall for each new project, and at the end of the day, Negasonic Teenage Warhead has shown just what a D-list X-Men character can achieve when done right.

Hopefully, though, when we see all these new characters in the show, they'll be given a more complete introduction. If all we know is that Polaris has magic green energy powers and grumpy eyebrows, it might take a while to warm to her and the rest of the characters in the show.

The Gifted premieres October 2, 2017 on Fox.

Via: Coming Soon
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