Yes, The New Mutants will actually be hitting cinemas. Seriously. No, really!
It’s crazy to think that principal photography on The New Mutants, considered to be the final of the X-Men movie franchise that was housed at pre-Disney-owned Fox, began back in July of 2017. There have been an almost laughable amount of delays for the film, which was originally set for an April 2018 release. Well, the wait is almost over.
The film follows a group of young mutants – Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Blu Hunt as Mirage, and Henry Zaga as Sunspot – who discover their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will.
The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone directed and co-wrote the film, which was long promised to be the first X-Men film that leans towards the horror genre. One can only hope the long wait has been worth it.
The New Mutants, also starring Alice Braga, will be opening in select US cinemas from August 28th and arrives in Australian cinemas (excluding Victoria, unfortunately) on September 3rd.
Official synopsis for The New Mutants:
Twentieth Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Directed by Josh Boone (“The Fault in our Stars”) and written by Josh Boone & Knate Lee, “The New Mutants” stars: Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”); Anya Taylor-Joy (“Glass”); Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”); Alice Braga (“Predators”); Blu Hunt (“The Originals”); and Henry Zaga (“13 Reasons Why”). The film is produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt and Lauren Shuler Donner with Stan Lee and Michele Imperato Stabile serving as executive producers.