It seems that Maisie Williams’ comments in March may have had the effect she wanted. Back in March she said, “Who knows when the f— that’s gonna come out. Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!”
This week, New Mutants producer Simon Kinberg gave an update on the long-delayed film.
What’s happening is we’re gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That’s really it. Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together. For all of these movies, Marvel’s really brilliant at scheduling pick-ups into their budget and schedule so it’s all prepared, and we have never been that smart. For us, we’re always scrambling to get these actors back together so they’re all in the same place at the same time.
“These actors” include Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, and Henry Zaga, who are involved in television projects, which affect reshoots.
It would seem simple on The New Mutants because they’re maybe not as big movie stars as the main X-Men movies, but all of them are on TV shows, so we’ve got to wait until they get off their shows and then they can all be in the same place at the same time. So that will be some time this year, we’ll do our pick-ups and the movie will come out.
First scheduled for April 13, 2018, New Mutants currently has a release date of April 3, 2020.