You know the old saying “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” right ? Well that could be certainly said for the long delayed and overdue X-Men spin-off The New Mutants. Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants sees a groups of five young mutants who are just discovering their abilities while being held in a secret facility against their will as they fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. Time on this horror superhero movie has not been kind. Originally intended to be released around April 2018, the movie has been on delay after delay after delay. Two of its biggest was the Disney/Fox acquisition and the COVID-19 pandemic. So fans are wondering will this movie ever see the light of day ? Well there is still hope.
Yesterday morning Disney and 20th Century Studios (still going to take some getting used to) have announced that the movie will be joining San Diego’s very first Comic Con at home ! The virtual panel will begin on July 23rd around 2pm. Joining this panel will be stars Maisie Willams (Game of Thrones, Gen:Lock, Doctor Who), Anya Taylor Joy (Split, The Witch, Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Charlie Heaton (Netflix’s Stranger Things), Henry Zaga (Teen Wolf, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Blu Hunt, and Josh Boone. With that announcement came a brand new look at the flick which you can watch right below.
in one week, the New Mutants are coming to #ComicConAtHome! tune in on thursday, july 23 at 2pm pt and join @ira in a special virtual panel with the cast @anyataylorjoy @maisie_williams @henryzaga Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton and director Josh Boone. check out this special look now! pic.twitter.com/BXVHga7PIM
— New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) July 16, 2020
I will admit that despite the ever lasting delays this movie has suffered, I’m kinda looking forward to watching it. Now granted who knows what will happen during this panel ? We could possibly be seeing either A.) a video on demand release or B.) a streaming service release. Now whatever happens Disney and 20th Century Studios have their eyes set for the film to be released on August 28th. Let’s just hope and hope that movie theaters open sooner rather than later.