NEW MUTANTS Remains on Disney's 2019 Schedule

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

Updated April 3, 2019: According to various reports, in the early portion of Disney's presentation at CinemaCon Wednesday evening, the studio showed off on-sreeen graphics indicating the 20th Century Fox production The New Mutants remains on its theatrical release schedule for 2019. The film has been at the center of speculation as to whether it would ultimately get a theatrical release following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's film assets.

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Original story published March 26, 2019:  With the Disney/21st Century Fox buyout now complete, observers are still speculating as to what the ultimate fate of the Fox-produced/Disney-owned New Mutants film will be. And now Wolfsbane actor Maisie Williams says even she's not sure what's going on with the movie, which began filming in 2017 and which currently has a planned August release date.

 “Who knows when the f--- that’s gonna come out,” Williams told Rolling Stone in an interview. “Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!"

Williams also explained that planned reshoots for New Mutants - which she says were designed to make the film "scarier" - never took place, leaving even more questions about the fate of the movie, which has suffered signifcant release delays. 

New Mutants was originally scheduled to be released in April, 2018 with a trailer even hitting in late 2017. Then the film was pushed back to November 2018, and finally shunted to February 2019. Now, the film has an assigned release date of August 2, 2019. However, since Disney's purchase of Fox, it's been unclear whether that date would hold.

Now with Williams' comments, and her further assertions that her co-workers on the film are also stumped, it seems New Mutants' release may be entirely up in the air.

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