Marvel’s The New Mutants has a complicated relationship with release dates. Despite being highly anticipated, it has suffered from delays again and again (and again). We even reported on the trailer coming out in 2017! The last release date (April 4) looked like it was finally good to go; we would finally see it. Unfortunately Marvel didn’t factor in a global halt to life (and specifically movie theaters) due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
While the future of movie theaters is still uncertain, and this most likely could change, Deadline is reporting that The New Mutants is now scheduled for release August 28th of this year, for the pre-Labor Day weekend. Here’s hoping that sticks.
This announcement follows speculation that the movie would be released on Hulu or Disney+ instead of getting a theatrical run.
This comic book horror film, produced by Fox before the merger with Disney, has been described as a story of five young mutants coming into their powers who are held, against their will, in a secret facility. The film, directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) has an amazing cast, including Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Antonio Banderas (Interview with the Vampire), and Alice Braga (I Am Legend).
The New Mutants is just one of dozens of movies that have been delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Many have not yet announced when they will be rescheduled, or if they will. That makes The New Mutants unique in their quick decision to lock in on a new release date, but could also be too optimistic. Let’s hope this is the last time we’re reporting on The New Mutants new release date.
In hopeful preparation of the release, check out the trailer below and keep in touch with iHorror for future details.