The biggest question mark hovering over the 20th Century Fox schedule has been New Mutants, which promises to take the now-inescapable superhero movie genre to a place it’s never been before…outright horror. We’ve known about this movie for a long time….which is the problem. Its first trailer appeared almost two years ago.
Maisie Williams, who plays Wolfsbane in the film, was asked about the status of New Mutants in a Rolling Stone interview published last month. She admitted she knew about as much as the reporter did.
The film seems trapped in corporate limbo, thanks to Disney’s pending purchase of Fox. She doesn’t mince words on the situation. “Who knows when the **** that’s gonna come out,” she says. There were supposed to be reshoots to “make it scarier,” she explains, but they haven’t actually taken place. She says she saw one of her co-stars, Charlie Heaton, the other day and asked him, “What the **** is going on with this movie?” He didn’t know either. She smiles. “Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!”
Maybe so. Or maybe new owner Disney took a look at the deafening Game of Thrones hype and noticed they had a picture practically in the can that features one of its big stars. Either way, the megastudio released a list of movies it plans to release in 2019 and New Mutants was definitely on it.
That leaves eight months, or less depending on when the release is planned (an exact date was not revealed, but Fox originally wanted to put this out in August). Our guess is that the reshoots Maisie mentioned are no longer happening.