Director Josh Boone has insisted that New Mutants will have its time to shine and promises that a new trailer for the upcoming horror-themed comic-book movie will be dropping in January.
While Fox’s X-Men Cinematic Universe may have fizzled out with Dark Phoenix earlier this year, it seems that one of the movie studios’ remnant X-Universe projects is not as dead as fans may have believed.
Back when Dark Phoenix was first announced as an upcoming project, along with Deadpool 2 and a third X-Men movie, New Mutants was also revealed.
However, after several push backs and Disney’s acquisition of Fox, finally merging its Marvel properties, including the X-Men into the MCU, New Mutants was considered to be shelved, never to see the light of day.
New Mutants was originally scheduled for release on April 13, 2018, however after the announcement of reshoots being made to the movie it was pushed twice to August 2019 before being shelved indefinitely. This made some fans believe that it would become one of the first cinematic casualties sent to Disney+ rather than receiving its big-screen debut.
This seems to not be the case as the movie is scheduled for release in April 2020 as part of Disney’s new schedule to accommodate its Fox acquisition and the movies it involves.
New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt as Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball and Sunspot respectively, four teenage Mutants who were all part of the comic-book X-Men subsidiary team of the same name.
Meanwhile, Alicia Braga has been cast as Dr Cecila Reyes, Happy Anderson as Wolfsbane’s father Craig Sinclar and Antonio Bandaras has been cast as an as yet unidentified villain.
New Mutants is scheduled for release in April 2020.