Originally scheduled for an April 13th, 2018, The New Mutants now has a new release date of April 3rd, 2020. We last got a trailer for this project in 2017 so it’s definitely been awhile with things like reshoots going on and then the entire Fox/Disney merger combined with a poor showing for Dark Phoenix that lead to this being put aside for some time. I’ve long been a fan of the characters going back to picking up their series on newsstands back in the 80s, so I’m excited just to see how they’re adapted here. It’s expected this is just its own project as the old Fox properties will find new life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the years to come.
Originally we learned that director Josh Boone was co-writing with Kante Gwaltnet while Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce. The later drafts brought into play new writers as Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber boarded the project. Both of them worked with Boone on bringing The Fault in Our Stars script to life, so it’s not terribly surprising.
The cast includes Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Mirage and Alice Braga Dawson as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
Original concept: Cannonball. Sunspot. Moonstar. Karma. Rahne. Teenagers, thrown together by the one thing they had in common — the X-Factor in their genes that made them different, made them mutants. Relive the adventures of the team that will come to be known as X-Force… if they survive.