It appears to be official: ‘New Mutants’ will be released in theaters. Disney has rescheduled the picture for April 3, 2020, about two years after it was originally supposed to have opened on April 13, 2018. It has been hovering over a release on August 2nd of this year, but as we’ve known for some time, it needs reshoots before it can be released, and those haven’t been filmed. And according to director Josh Boone, these reshoots will emphasize the horror element of the film.
In October, he stated:
“It’s the kind of movie that could go R, or it could be a hard PG-13. As I was saying before in terms of subgenres or the genre, it is obviously teased as a horror film, and most horror films these days are R-rated, but it stars a very young cast, so we’ll see. It really is what the movie wants to be. The studio is open to either rating… Traditionally, superhero movies are PG-13 other than Logan and the Deadpool movies, and generally, horror films are R-rated, so we’ll see where this one falls. It is a very scary, edgy movie.”
Part of the delay would most likely be due to the cast scattering to take on other projects. Maisie Williams (Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane) is now filming the thriller ‘The Owners’ outside of London, and is also promoting the final season of ‘Game of Trones’. Anya Taylor-Joy (Illyana Rasputin/Magik) is currently filming a remake of ‘Emma’ and lent her voice to Netflix’s upcoming ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’. Charlie Heaton (Sam Guthrie/Cannonball)’s Netflix series, ‘Stranger Things’ has its third season dropping on July 4th. Henry Zaga is also filming a Netflix series, ‘Trinkets’, co-starring another member of the Fox X-Men crew, Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead, from the ‘Deadpool’ movies). And Blu Hunt (Danielle Moonstar/Mirage) is starring in another Netflix series, the sci-fi thriller ‘Another Life’.
Once their schedules clear up, they will reassemble for these reshoots, but considering the age of the cast, the fact that two years have passed means a lot of work will have to go into making them look the same age as they were when they initially filmed ‘New Mutants’.
Are you glad that ‘New Mutants’ will finally be released in theaters?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter