Forget about that August 2, 2019, North American release date for The New Mutants. The release date for The New Mutants, which is based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, has been moved again, according to a source at Fox.
The original release date for The New Mutants, which began filming in July of 2017, was April 13, 2018. This was moved to February 22, 2019, before landing on the most recent date.
A new release date has yet to be determined for The New Mutants, according to the Fox source. “The film is being moved because of the Disney-Fox merger,” says the source. “They want to wait until the merger is completed before they make decisions about the release of certain films, including The New Mutants.”
While the source declined to say whether or not the release date for The New Mutants will be moved completely out of 2019, this would seem to be almost a certainty, given that Fox is, reportedly, still demanding reshoots, which have yet to get underway. “The new release date will be far away from August,” says the source. “Nothing else is known at this point.”
The New Mutants, which has been described as a horror film in the superhero genre, is directed by Josh Boone, who co-wrote the screenplay with Knate Lee and has compared the film to Rosemary’s Baby and The Shining.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga star in the film, which focuses on a group of young mutants who are being held in a secret facility and have to fight to save themselves.