Disney’s X-Men Superhero Film ‘The New Mutants’ Again Gets a New Release Date, which is set to debut on theaters August 28.
Previously, the movie ‘The New Mutants’ which was directed by Josh Boone was set to arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018, Feb. 22, 2019, Aug. 2, 2019, then April 3, 2020. According to reports it has once again been shifted to a new date, as it will arrive Aug. 28, 2020.
The first trailer for the movie debuted all the way back in October 2017 at CinemaCon and stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, and Alica Braga as young mutants just discovering their abilities.
Although this recent change of release date is the result of the coronavirus pandemic, The New Mutants’ previous delays happened for a number of other reasons. The first time around, Fox planned reshoots in order to focus on the horror elements. When Disney acquired Fox in March 2019, it was reported that no such reshoots had taken place. Later down the line, rumors suggested it would debut on Disney+ or Hulu, forgoing a theatrical release.
Owing to the fact that all movie theaters have been closed due to the pandemic, Disney reshuffled the release dates for most of its upcoming movies, including “Mulan” (now set for July 24), “Black Widow” (Nov. 6), Pixar’s “Soul” (Nov. 20) and “The Eternals” (Feb. 12, 2021).