20th Century Fox's embattled New Mutants has been rescheduled multiple times since initially being planned for an April 2018 theatrical release, with the film now planned to arrive in April 2020, almost two years later. Now producer Simon Kinberg has explained the delays on the film, including indirectly addressing recent comments from Wolfsbane actor Maisie Williams that planned reshoots hadn't yet taken place.
"We do pickups on pretty much all of these movies, and we haven't had a chance to do the pickups on New Mutants, largely because it’s a cast of actors, almost all of them are on television shows." Kinberg told the Hollywood Reporter.
"Getting them all together again at the same time and at the same place has proven difficult, but I think we've figured out a way to do it this year so that the movie will be ready in time for the new release date."
Kinberg went on to explain that, unlike some blockbuster films, Fox's X-Men movies don't plan reshoots into their filming schedule.
"With the Avengers movies, there are inevitably pickups you do when you are making the movie. You build it into the budget and the schedule. They know exactly when they are going to do it. On the Fox/Marvel movies, we have never done that. We probably should have, because it just makes life easier. Getting this kind of cast all at the same place at the same time is not an easy thing to do. They go off and they have other things going on."
New Mutants is currently scheduled for an April 3, 2020 theatrical release.