Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced they were postponing 2 upcoming superhero movies. First, Dark Phoenix has been bumped from November 2018 to February 2019; second, The New Mutants has been pushed from February 2019 all the way back to August 2019. While the first delay is nominal, the latter is troublesome; The New Mutants has already been postponed once before.
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While the studio is trying to keep the situation positive, promising reshoots are in order to add horror elements and new characters. The folks at Collider, however, suspect there may be trouble in Paradise.
The reshoots that the studio wants [for The New Mutants] are now even more significant. We’re hearing that at least 50% of the movie may be reshot, and they’re adding one or two new characters who will be present throughout the entirety of the film—this isn’t simply adding a cameo. Moreover, [director Josh] Boone has been having some creative differences with the studio over the requested changes to the movie, so the reasons for the New Mutants delay are more complex than why Dark Phoenix is being pushed.
Time will tell if the film makes it to fruition or descends into production purgatory. We’ll keep you posted as details emerge.
Official Synopsis: Magik, Wolfsbane and other teenage mutants try to come to grips with their superpowers while staying at a secret facility.
The New Mutants is written and directed by Josh Boone and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Alice Braga.
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