Some may remember the initial trailer that came out for the X-Men spin-off horror film that came out in 2017 known as The New Mutants. The first trailer garnered a ton of interest but little did fans know that they probably would not be able to see the film until two years after its initial release date. Disney announced new release dates for various films under their newly purchased 20th Century Fox studio. New Mutants is set to release on April 3, 2020.
This seems like unfortunate news for the X-Men spin-off due to the fact that this is the second time the film has been delayed. The film was supposed to come out in April 2018 but after Disney’s Fox purchase, the film was delayed to have several reshoots in August of 2019. The reshoots were rumored to be because of either Disney’s implementation of the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, creative differences with the director and studio, or a new character to be added to the reshoots.
Unfortunately, with not much appearing since the film’s initial trailer and new reports of reshoots that have not even occurred yet, many were doubtful of the film’s new release date. With such a troubled production, it may seem that Fox’s version of the X-Men may have a tragic end with both this and Dark Phoenix tracking to perform rather poorly.