Fox’s upcoming movie slate has been a hot-button issue recently. The studio has delayed Dark Phoenix multiple times, Gambit has been pushed back to 2020, while The New Mutants has stayed put in August of next year barring reshoots. The issue with that is Simon Kinberg has revealed that the reshoots, which were announced in March, still haven’t taken place.
Josh Boone’s The New Mutants was set to release in April of this year. Then the news came that just about half the film had to be reshot, causing it to be delayed to February 2019. That still didn’t work out as it was again moved back to August 2nd, 2019.
Following that, news surrounding The New Mutants had gone quiet. That was until producer Simon Kinberg told Collider that the reshoots still haven’t taken place. He didn’t go into detail regarding the subject but did offer some insight into the internal discussions about the movie’s rating:
“It’s the kind of movie that could go R, or it could be a hard PG-13. As I was saying before in terms of subgenres or the genre, it is obviously teased as a horror film, and most horror films these days are R-rated, but it stars a very young cast, so we’ll see. It really is what the movie wants to be. The studio is open to either rating… Traditionally, superhero movies are PG-13 other than Logan and the Deadpool movies, and generally, horror films are R-rated, so we’ll see where this one falls. It is a very scary, edgy movie.”
With the Fox/Disney merger quickly gaining steam, many have speculated about the status of the X-Men films, specifically Dark Phoneix and The New Mutants. While it’s clear the plan is to release them in theaters, it’s hard to say what kind of movies we should be expecting.
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The New Mutants is expected to hit theaters on August 2, 2019