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Marvel’s New Mutants Pushed Back By Disney To 2020

The acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney meant one thing by many eager Marvel fans: the X-Men and their younger counterparts, the New Mutants, are coming to town in one way or another.

The latter group are already in the pipeline, originally slated for a 2019 release. But the new merger means Disney has other plans for them.

The new release date for The New Mutants, as announced by Disney, will be on April 3, 2020 instead.

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Based on the original comics of the same name by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, the New Mutants are a group of young mutants that are eventually groomed to be the next generation of X-Men.

Starring as The New Mutants will be several familiar faces, such as Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, as well as Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball.

(From Left) Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage; Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball; Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane; Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik; Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot.

Josh Boone, the director, has envisioned his rendition of The New Mutants as a horror flick instead of a traditional upbeat superhero story.

At present, Boone and his team have been contemplating reshoots, but neither he or Disney have confirmed any plans for them whatsoever. It seems we may be getting The New Mutants as is.

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Williams herself went on record with Rolling Stone to express her frustration over the delay of The New Mutants.

“Who knows when the f*** that’s gonna come out,” said Williams. “Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!”

Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane in The New Mutants.

Besides the New Mutants, there is also the issue of the long-gestating Gambit solo film, which was previously scheduled for release on March 13, 2020. Despite finally securing Channing Tatum as the titular X-Man, Disney/Fox wasn’t able to tie down a director to helm it.

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