When Fox Studios was purchased by Disney, all sorts of film franchises were absorbed up by the Mouse. Among the many, many films, were those within the X-Men franchise. Of course, Marvel Studios and Disney planned to kill off that series and reboot it under the MCU, which meant any unreleased films for the X-Men were killed in the process. And among those was the horror title and X-Men spinoff The New Mutants.
TNM was set to release in April 2018, before all the ink had dried on the Fox acquisition deal that was announced in December 2017, and had been set to release later in February 2019, then August 2019, and no it is confirmed for what we assume is the final date on April 3, 2020.
Interestingly, the film was rumored to undergo massive reshoots and extensive changes, which pretty much killed whatever hope was left for this film. However, it seems none of that actually happened and director Josh Boone confirmed that the film that is set to release in April is his own version that he shot and not one that was plagued with studio involvement and excessive edits like many expected. Additionally, a new trailer for the film is set to release on Monday, and Boone himself confirmed that he supervised the production of the trailer too.
So will the film be good? Will fans be pleased? We can’t answer that now, and it is ultimately completely subjective. However, the version of the film we get is the one that the original visionaries for The New Mutants wanted all along and that certainly accounts for something.
With a screenplay by Josh Boone, The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. The film is also directed by Josh Boone.