While the upcoming X-men movie Dark Phoenix has had its release date moved back a couple of times, we do at least know that it will be hitting theaters this summer. The same can’t be said for The New Mutants, the horror-themed X-Men spin-off that was shot two years ago and has been subjected to various delays ever since. Now star Maisie Williams has expressed her frustration with the situation.
In an interview with Rolling Stone to promote the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones, Williams was asked about the status of The New Mutants. “Who knows when the f*** that’s gonna come out,” she said. “Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit.”
Williams explained that reshoots planned to “make it scarier” hadn’t taken place yet, even though the movie currently has an August 2 release date. In addition, she stated that she recently saw co-star Charlie Heaton and asked him, “What the f*** is going on with this movie?” Unfortunately, Heaton didn’t know either.
This isn’t the first time one of the stars of The New Mutants has expressed their feelings about the delays to the film. Last year, Anna Taylor-Joy described the situation as “frustrating.” The movie is directed by Josh Boone, who previously stated that it will be a “rubber-reality supernatural horror movie.”
The New Mutants was originally set for release in April 2018. It was subsequently moved to February 2019, before shifting again to August. Although that date has not changed, it seems highly unlikely the movie will be released then–there have been no trailers since the first one back in October 2017, and the cast clearly have no idea when we are likely to see it.
While there were reports of potential reshoots before Disney’s recent purchase of Fox’s entertainment assets, the fact the movie is now under the Disney banner complicates matters. It is thought that Fox’s Marvel properties–namely X-Men and the Fantastic Four–will be brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The New Mutants could be released straight to the upcoming streaming service Disney+, but the studio has not commented on this.