It has been quite a delay for X-men spinoff movie The New Mutants. It is finally getting released in April this year. The movie is another one of a kind induction into twentieth Century Fox’s new strong Marvel Comics alongside the likes of Logan and Deadpool.
The New Mutants co-writer and director Josh Boone clearly had big plans for the film. He started working on the script as soon as he finished direction ‘the fault in our stars’ and made a comic book version along with friend Knate Lee of what he wants to present in the movie. Apparently, these characters were one of Boone’s favourite and in the midst of other marvel characters getting their spin-offs, he thought his personal favourites deserved a chance.
There was much speculation about the cast and who will play the twisted characters. The cast finally confirmed to include- Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga in Pivotal roles. There was talk of Professor X being part of the movie but there is no confirmation.
The characters in the movie are confirmed to be of
Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane
Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik
Sam Guthrie, aka Cannonball
Danielle Moonstar, aka Mirage
Roberto da Costa, aka Sunspot
The plot revolves around 5 youngsters who are inside an enclosed asylum and they develop powers in here and break out.
Director Boone added that he was greatly influenced by Stephen King and followed his way in making this movie.
Though it is part of marvel characters story, it is unclear if it will be taken over by Kevin Feige under the hood of Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is confirmed though that The new mutants will be part of the Horror Trilogy by Boone.
Boone originally pitched the script of the movie as a trilogy but later considered and said that characters of Warlock and Karma will definitely make an appearance in the sequels which will be in their own worth, separate Horror movies.
The New Mutants is set to release on April 3rd 2020. It was originally set to release in April 2018. The delay happened because the movie did not want to clash it’s the release with Deadpool 2 and later with Dark Pheonix.
Now, after Disney has acquired Fox, it set the final release date to April 3rd 2020.