Originally scheduled for an April 13th, 2018, The New Mutants earlier this year set a release date of April 3rd, 2020. With the film having suffered a few delays previously, it definitely hurts to see it pulled from the schedule again but at least the concerns over its performance amid the Coronavirus are legitimate enough. Disney-Fox hasn’t set a new date for it but it’ll likely be later in the summer if the pandemic plays out by current trends.
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.