X-men fans’ wishes have finally come true. After a lot of ups and downs, their three-year-long wait is about to end. With its first glimpse in 2017, The New Mutants is finally set to release on August 28th, 2020. The fans’ expectations over how the movie would look like would finally be answered soon. Amid all the rumors about the final product, the film is one of the most grossing films of X-men fans.
About the movie
The movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the next installment of the X-Men series. The cast of the movie includes Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Heaton, among others. As per reports, the film has the genre of a horror-thriller. The story is based around a group of young mutants, stuck in a private hospital. This hospital, where these mutants are treated and monitored over their psychiatric behavior, turns into an abnormal asylum. During these strict hours of bizarre instances, the mutants would test not only their abilities but also their friendship. Their battle between life and death and with their past sins only adds to the thrill of the movie.
Why the delay?
The New Mutants has its first trailer released during the fall of 2017. It was set to be released around April of 2018. But with X-Men: Dark Phoenix delaying its productions, the film inevitably had to be delayed. Another catalyst came in as Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and, with that, the X-Men franchise. And the wait didn’t end here. The fans were now again disappointed as the recent coronavirus pandemic further delayed the release. Although the film now has a release date, the fans are worried that it might get delayed. And who knows? It just might.
The fans were excited to know that one of the reasons for the delay was the re-shooting of the movie. It was rumored that a lot of CGI would be put in, which would add characters and intensify the horrors. Moreover, it was believed that all this was being done to get the movie an R-rating. Director Josh Boone has clearly stated that there are no plans for the film to be an R-rated movie. He also emphasized that no re-shoots have happened ever since the production closed. Re-shoots or not, the fans are anxiously waiting for the film to be released.
Watch The New Mutants official trailer.