Director Josh Boone has confirmed that the new mutants never went through a reshoot. Before being bought by Disney, Fox gave the green light to Bowen’s X-Men spinoff, an adaptation of the comic book series created in 1972 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. Long described as a cross between John Hughes and Stephen King, the new mutants have initially been scheduled to open in April 2014. However, the first trailer to play the horror elements of the film was delayed after a positive response. After that, Fox ordered the reshoot to make the movie even scarier — or so it was reported at the time.
Of course, that just a few months ago the Disney Fox deal was announced in December 2014, the new Mutants’ Destiny is going to air. The Fox film pushed back a couple more times, rather than Disney eventually settling on an April 20 release date. Nevertheless, as recently as May of 2019, Fox’s old X male creative Simon Kinberg insisted that the new mutant reshoot will take place before the hit film Theaters. Now, with just a few weeks left until its inaugural weekend, Boone is setting the record straight.
Speaking to EW, Boone confirmed “We haven’t re-shot on new mutants, adding” and I tell you this: If there wasn’t a merger, I’m sure we pickup every movie, in the same way, Have done the reshoots. We did not do this also because by the time the merger was done, and everything was settled, everyone was old. The director is speaking specifically of the film’s young cast, including Massey Williams (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Blue Hunt (Another Life) and Henry Zaga (Alaska Looking for) are included. All these actors were two years younger when they shot their scenes for new mutants.
In his remarks to EW, Villains stated that “the film is really the film we set out to do. I was nervous when they were talking about retouching or re-editing that it was going to be very different, but Honestly, this is precisely what we set out to do. “People who have followed the development of new mutants over the past two years will miss the Villains, and the costars often project on Asking for updates. While the cast tried their best to assure fans the reshoots would be a good thing, they have since admitted to being in the dark about them as much as everyone else. This went further with the artists trying to make light of the situation, cracking a joke about the new mutants in 2019 as well, saying “Who knows when f * k is going to come out that delays his Especially frustrating, considering he and Taylor-Joy signed on to the film well before their costars.
Fortunately, the wait is almost over. The new mutant was officially rated PG-13 last week and was completed shortly after, with Boone announcing the news online, teasing the film’s villainous demon bear. If nothing else, this should make for an interesting time capsule and look back at where Villains and the rest of the cast were as actors two years ago. Hopefully, though, the new mutants will follow in the cabin’s footsteps in the woods and prove to be a clever horror style mashup that succumbs to circumstances when it comes to delaying their release date (as a mess that reshoots those Can be used after all opposed).
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