In Case You Forgot!
Three years ago, Fox announced The New Mutants, and at the time, it was the latest chapter in their X-Men spinoffs following the successful releases of both Deadpool and Logan.
Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) was brought in with a cast of young stars (Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Heaton) to turn the property into a viable production.
And then things started to go tits-up.
The first trailer was released, to mixed results, and then the suits at Fox got involved –
Release dates kept getting switched, there were multiple reports of studio interference, including talk of extensive (nearly 50%) reshoots, and the addition of the Warlock character, Jon Hamm was supposed to show up in a cameo at the end as Mister Sinister but then suddenly he was out, he was switched for Antonio Banderas, who wasn’t playing Mister Sinister.
Jeezo, are you still with me?
And when Disney came into the picture, there was a serious question as to whether the movie would even be released in theaters at all. The much talked-about, even among its stars, reshoots never actually occurred; but now it looks like Disney is going to indeed release Josh Boone’s The New Mutants just as it was originally intended, free of any interference.
Here’s the new trailer –
And very brief synopsis –
“Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.”
The now Disney-released (but still Fox-bannered) The New Mutants will release on April 13th, 2020.