More often than not, films that end up in production hell never see the light of day, or they come out so late that their relevance has diminished quite a bit.
That was the case for The New Mutants which got buried when Fox was acquired by Disney earlier this year. It was pushed back more and more until no one actually thinks that it’s going to be on the big screen.
But now that the acquisition is completed, Disney announced that they would release the film on April 3, 2020, without any kind of confidence at all behind it.
Then Twitter gets our hopes up in the form of the director of the film, Josh Boone.
— New Mutants Updates (@NewMutantsUp) December 21, 2019
That tweet speaks volumes, but that’s not all that we have to back it up. Recently, Bill Sienkiewicz, the illustrator of the book was on the Kevin Smith podcast Fatman on Batman and had to say this:
“I don’t know if I’m even allowed to mention any of this, but I will say that The New Mutants film if you’ve heard anything about it in the last couple of years… two days ago, I heard from Josh Boone, the director. And he sent me a new trailer. They’ve been working on it, and it is phenomenal. I got chills. It looks like, because of the whole Disney-Fox merger, takeover, whatever… it’s got the blessings of Marvel. And it feels more Marvel in terms of what they’re doing, but also the horror elements of the film are in place.”
So if things go according to plan, we may be seeing The New Mutants sooner than we think!
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