At this point, Fox’s (Now Disney’s) The New Mutants has had as many or more complete overhauls than Warner Bros. disastrous Justice League film.
The X-Men spin-off was originally supposed to come out in 2018. It has sense been pushed back to 2020. The situation has allegedly been contentious behind the scenes and has just been sitting on the shelf collecting dust. Now, we have word from producer Simon Kinberg that reshoots are indeed going to happen under Disney’s watch.
The New Mutants isn’t going to feature any of the core mutants we’re familiar with. Instead, it’s going to center on a new group of young characters who are being held in a strange facility against their will. The idea was for this movie to have more of a horror-themed tone. Originally, we heard the reshoots were going to double down on the horror. While it’s unclear if that’s what Disney wants to do now that it’s under their umbrella, Simon Kinberg has revealed in a new interview what the plan is. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“What’s happening is we’re gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That’s really it. Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together. For all of these movies, Marvel’s really brilliant at scheduling pick-ups into their budget and schedule so it’s all prepared, and we have never been that smart. For us, we’re always scrambling to get these actors back together so they’re all in the same place at the same time.”
There was some question as to whether or not this movie would ever see the light of day. Rumors persisted that they may just dump it to a streaming service like Hulu. The real question now is, what will Disney add with these reshoots? Honestly, we may never know, since the original version will likely never see the light of day. The New Mutants is currently set to hit theaters on April 3, 2020. This news was previously reported by Digital Spy.