NEW MUTANTS Star Says 10-Month Delay 'For The Better'

New Mutants
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

When 20th Century Fox's New Mutants was pushed back from a April 2018 to a February 2019, many read into that as a sign the studio wasn't happy with the movie. Maisie Williams, who plays Wolfsbane in the film, debates that, saying that the delay is a good thing.

"Actually, I think it's for the better. I think it's good that we've got more time," Williams told CinemaBlend. "We're not so strapped and up against it. It give us time- it gives me time to get to know the project once its finalized. Films take a real different shape after you finish shooting, and after they have edited. Sometimes you watch a movie and with the score, etc, it's a completely different film than the one you had in mind."

"I guess you only know that when you have just done the premiere or whatever. Your spending your whole life working on this film that actually you don't know much about at all," continued Williams. "It's quite nice that there is the time, to you know, make it the best that one can and familiarize ourselves with it and when it comes to releasing, really push it hard."

Williams' other big project, Game of Thrones, has also had several delays.

New Mutants was filmed from July to September 2017, but following the release date rescheduling there was unconfirmed reports that portions of the film would be reshot to be more frightening.

New Mutants is currently scheduled for a February 22, 2019 theatrical release.

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