Like the trailers for nearly every 20th Century Fox X-Men movie, the New Mutants trailer proved to be quite divisive. While some praised the studio and director Josh Boone for the new direction the X-Men movies have taken, others say that the film lacks recognizable characters and the tone doesn't fit a superhero flick (even though we’ve seen no more than a teaser trailer).
Boone said that he understood what some fans are saying, and that more characters would be added as the series progressed (he revealed in 2016 that he’d pitched a trilogy idea to the studio).
During an interview with IGN, the director made it clear that New Mutants would be a part of the X-Men cinematic universe. And we suspect that further trailers will introduce some characters that are more recognizable, although Boone also said that some major plot points wouldn't be revealed in the trailers:
I can't"¦There are some things I can't talk about. I can just say it is connected to and a part of the X-Men universe, and will continue to be a part of the X-Men universe, and will be a part of that as it opens up in the next movies and all that.
The director also addressed criticism from fans about the absence of some essential mutants, most notably Karma, who’s a founding member, along with Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane. New Mutants is just the first movie of a trilogy, and Boone said that the sequels will introduce other members, including Karma and Warlock:
[With] every video, [we get] complaints online about characters that aren't in it right now. I will say we're going to introduce new characters in the next movie, as well. Characters like Karma and Warlock, and all that will be in future movies.
New Mutants will be released on April 13, 2018.