FINALLY, some kind of sliver of light for the upcoming FOX feature, New Mutants.
Comics great Bill Sienkiewicz commented he believes the film to be undergoing yet another round of reshoots while speaking with HNEntertainment during the Hollywood tribute to Stan Lee last week:
“I think they’re doing some reshoots right now.
Well, I think if you look at the film as it currently stands, again, they’re doing some research to make it even more frightening, but what you’ll see is that I’m all over it and Chris is all over it. Even though they didn’t call me up and say ‘Hey can you do this for the film?’ It’s in essence what we did in the comic, translated into the film.
It’s very much related to what Chris [Claremont] and I did. It starts from there and then it just runs with it.”
There was also a bit of an update about what New Mutants director Josh Boone is up to with the flick right now, buried in the CBS All Access announcement about the planned adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand.
The line is super-far-down in Deadline‘s writeup of the CBS Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour panel following the reveal of Boone writing, directing, and producing The Stand adaptation along with Ben Cavell (SEAL Team):
Boone is in post-production on X-Men spinoff The New Mutants, which he co-wrote and directs. It’s slated for release in August.
This is the most current information we’ve seen about the film, as rumors have been swirling that the film may never see the light of day with the current state of 20th Century Fox’s holding pattern until the Disney/Fox deal goes through. There is also the matter of Dark Phoenix’s ballooning budget and reshoot schedule, partially to blame for both films being pushed back twice from their original release dates.
We’re hoping the film keeps it’s current release date of August 2nd, 2019, but we’ll probably learn more come San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this July.