Yup. Same song. Different day.
Like Gretchen tried to make “Fetch” happen, Disney is trying to make “New Mutants” still happen theatrically.
The New Mutants has finally been given a new release date after it was taken off the spring calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic. The horror-tinged X-men spinoff will hit theaters Aug. 28, Disney announced Wednesday. The studio inherited the film upon acquiring 20th Century Fox.
The X-Men spinoff from director Josh Boone centers on a group of young mutants trapped in a secret facility. Its cast includes Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton.
The New Mutants was filmed in 2017, and originally was set to open April 13, 2018, before being pushed back 10 months to Feb. 22, 2019, and later moved to Aug. 2, 2019, with insiders suggesting reshoots would happen to tweak the film.
Reshoots never happened, and the pic remains largely what test audiences saw back in 2017, but with finished visual effects. In January, a new trailer was released for The New Mutants announcing a new theatrical release date of April 3, a date that was upended by the unprecedented shutdown of movie theaters in the wake of COVID-19.