The New Mutants Set For Release Next Year

New Mutants

by James White |
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Slightly buried in a big new set of announcements about new owners Disney making changes to the Fox release schedule comes a piece of good news for anyone who was wondering about the fate of X-Men-adjacent The New Mutants. The horror-inflected spin-off is still heading for cinemas, scoring a 3 April, 2020 slot.

The film, directed by Josh Boone and starring the likes of Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton has been blighted with bad news about re-shoots, re-working and constant re-scheduling. There's still a chance it might not make it on to screens, but the new date is a sign of confidence given that some were speculating Disney could offload the film to streaming service Hulu or decide to abandon it all together.

As it stands, a series of other planned Fox/Marvel releases have been scrapped, with Gambit among the casualties. It had been scheduled for 13 April next year, but is now back in limbo. That one has had trouble even getting moving, with directors and writers coming and going and only Channing Tatum seemingly sticking around. There's no word on what might happen with the movie, assuming Disney even considers going ahead with it. This isn't a particularly surprising development, as the Marvel team will no doubt have their own plans for the characters they're inheriting.

In related news, there will be three new Star Wars films from 2022 every couple of years (more on that here) and the Avatar sequels are on the move again, with the first now due in 2021. Read about that right here.

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