While even the stars of the upcoming X-Men spin-off horror movie The New Mutants weren’t sure when or if it would end up in theaters, the film has yet another release date. This one, however, might just be the one that sticks. Disney has announced the films it currently has slated through 2027, its film slate through 2027, including the films that come along with its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, and New Mutants is accounted for. The schedule is loaded with movies through 2022, with the years that follow only having Avatar and Star Wars released dates announced, thus far.
Since its first trailer was released in October 2017, a few release dates have been assigned, from April 2018 to August 2019. Now Disney has decided the film will finally see the light of day on April 3, 2020. That is, unless the date changes again. It’s interesting to note that beyond this movie, no other Marvel-related Fox project is mentioned in the release slate. In theory, this could mean a third Deadpool movie, should one happen, would be wrapped into the MCU. However, it could also mean we’re not going to see the Merc with a Mouth for a very long time. The next film in the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix, will be out June 7.
A release date provided by Disney is good news for those who made New Mutants, including Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. When asked about the project by Rolling Stone in March, she responded, “Who knows when the f*** that’s gonna come out? Hopefully, this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit.” Her impatience is easy to understand given that the movie was shot two years ago.
While New Mutants is set in the X-Men movie universe, it includes a new cast of characters. The film follows five young mutants who are being held captive at a secret facility. Williams stars as Scottish mutant Wolfsbane, who has the power to transform into a wolf. Joining her in the cast are Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Blu Hunt (The Originals), and Alice Braga (Queen of the South).