20th Century Fox’s ‘The New Mutants’ seemed destined to disappear into the annals of cinematic history, never to be seen. But the film is risen from the grave and will finally receive a big screen release.
A spin-off from the X-Men series, 20th Century Fox released a first trailer for ‘The New Mutants’ back in October 2017. With it came a release date scheduled for April 13th 2018. But this was pushed back to avoid clashing with another Fox/Marvel property, Deadpool 2. Now the film was ready for a February 2019 debut in cinemas. Then the February date clashed with X-Men: Dark Phoenix! The release was pushed back once more. This time to August 2019.
Then Disney bought 20th Century Fox and with it the rights to the X-Men, returning the mutants into the Marvel fold. One presumes a long discussion then took place to determine where ‘The New Mutants’ might fit into Marvel’s plans for bringing the X-Men into the MCU.
Now, almost two years after it’s first expected cinematic release, ‘The New Mutants’ is finally hitting the big screen. A new release date is set for April 3rd in the U.S. and April 8th in the U.K.
The film brings a strong horror element to a mutant story where five teens, just discovering the extent of their abilities, are held against their will. In order to escape this secret facility they must face their own past sins whilst working together to fight for their lives.
Anya Taylor-Joy playes the role of Illyana Rasputin aka Magik. Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, is Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane. Charlie Heaton is Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball. Henry Zaga plays Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot and Blu Hunt plays Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage.